W. Va. Code R. § 64-59-13 - Personal Clothing and Possessions
13.1. Every patient is entitled to possess and wear his or her own personal clothing, dentures, eyeglasses, hearing aid, and orthopedic appliances.
13.2. Every patient is entitled to constant access to personal possessions such as diaries, Bibles, or other books, not withheld for safekeeping by the mental health facility or the patient's family.
13.3. The patient's attending physician or behavioral health care professional shall justify, in writing in the patient's medical or behavioral health care record the withholding of personal clothing, or other possessions such as those listed in subsections 13.1 and 13.2 of this rule. The statement shall be dated, signed, and reviewed monthly, showing dates and signatures of the reviews, and shall show that possession of the personal effects would be harmful to the patient or others.
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