client's bill of rights


Dignity Plus staff members implement the Client Bill of Rights/ Responsibilities

PURPOSE

1. To promote client interests and well-being

2. To ensure that client civil and religious liberties are not infringed

PROCEDURE

1. Each client admitted to the Home Health Care Agency is given information regarding the Client Bill of Rights/ Responsibilities in language the client can reasonably be expected to understand.

2. The Home Health Care Registered Nurse:

a. reviews the Home Health Care Client Bill of Rights/ Responsibilities form
b. requests client signature of the Home Health Care Client Bill of Rights/ Responsibilities form
c. gives a copy of the signed Home Health Care Client Bill of Rights/ Responsibilities form to the client
d. places the original form in the client clinical record
e. documents the client’s signing or any refusal to sign the Client Bill of Rights/ Responsibilities in the clinical record.

3. Clients are given prompt written information regarding changes in the Home Health Care Client Bill of Rights/ Responsibilities.

4. Home Health Care Client Bill of Rights/ Responsibilities forms are available upon request.

5. Clients are encourages to complete a Client Concerns/Complaint form if they believe their rights have been infringed.

6. Completed Client Concerns/ Complaint forms are processed according to the Home Health Care Agency’s Client Concern Policy and Procedure.

7. Clients are encourages to complete a Client Evaluation of Home Health Care Services Form.

8. Completed Client Evaluation of the Health Care Services forms are filed in the Home Health Care Agency’s Client Evaluation of Home Health Care Services administrative file.

9. All rights and responsibilities specified in the Client Bill of Rights/ Responsibilities as they pertain to a patient adjudicated incompetent in accordance with state law, devolve to the appointed individual or committee authorized to act on behalf of the patient. A copy of said document is kept in the patient’s chart.

10. Bill of Rights will be provided in verbal and written form. If client is unable to sign, Client will understand person responsible for Client will sign.

11. All employees will be advised of Client’s Rights and Responsibilities to protect and promote the exercise of such rights.

 

 

Dignity Plus, Inc.
Licensed Home Health Care
675 S. Main Street
P.O. Box 173
Central Square, NY 13036
315-668-9381
315-668-2924 (fax)
e-mail: info@dignityplus.com

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