Search OpenLegislation Statutes

This entry was published on 2014-09-22
The selection dates indicate all change milestones for the entire volume, not just the location being viewed. Specifying a milestone date will retrieve the most recent version of the location before that date.
Patients unable to verbally communicate
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 28
§ 2805-r. Patients unable to verbally communicate. 1. The department
shall make regulations concerning the treatment of general hospital
patients who are unable to verbally communicate, for whatever reason,
with a health care practitioner or aide.

2. Such regulations shall establish standards for a patient to have
present during his or her period of admission a parent, guardian,
representative or authorized helper to assist in the communication with
health care personnel.

3. The standards established under this section shall be incorporated
into the statement of rights and responsibilities adopted pursuant to
paragraph (g) of subdivision one of section twenty-eight hundred three
of this article.