S.C. Code Regs. 61-125.1000 - RIGHTS AND ASSURANCES

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 3, March 25, 2022

A. The facility shall comply with all current federal, state, and local laws and regulations concerning patient care, patient rights and protections, and privacy and disclosure requirements, such as the Omnibus Adult Protection Act notice and Title VII, Section 601 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (I)
B. Patient rights shall be guaranteed and, at a minimum, the facility shall inform the patient of: (II)
1. The care to be provided and the opportunity to participate in care and treatment planning;
2. Grievance and complaint procedures;
3. Confidentiality of patient records;
4. Respect for the patient's property;
5. Specific coverage and non-coverage of services and of his or her liability for payment;
6. Freedom from abuse and exploitation; and (I)
7. Respect and dignity in receiving treatment, care, and services. (I)
C. A copy of the facility's patient rights shall be provided to the patient. (II)
D. Patients shall not be locked in or out of their rooms or any common usage areas in the facility, or in or out of the facility building. Exit doors may be equipped with delayed egress locks as permitted by the codes referenced in Section 1902. (I)

EXCEPTION: Exit doors may be locked with written approval by the Department and as permitted by the codes referenced in Section 1902.

E. The facility shall develop a grievance and complaint procedure to be exercised on behalf of the patients which includes the address and phone number of the Department, and a provision prohibiting retaliation should the grievance right be exercised. (II)


S.C. Code Regs. 61-125.1000
Added by State Register Volume 43, Issue No. 05, eff. 5/24/2019.

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