Oceanside, CA asked in Health Care Law for California

Q: Can the owner of a assisted living facility deny someone to visit a patient in their care,

Only because the visitor expressed concern about the treatment the pacient was getting from one of the staff member! Even after the visitor gave prove of the mistreatment she/ he witnessed. The owner never did anything about it.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: An owner of an assisted living facility cannot deny someone the right to visit a patient based solely on expressing concerns about the patient's treatment or mistreatment by staff. Denying visitation rights under such circumstances may potentially be a violation of the patient's rights and could lead to legal consequences. If you encounter such a situation, it is advisable to seek legal counsel to protect the patient's rights and explore possible remedies.

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