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SECTION 2979
Rights to be publicized
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 29-B
§ 2979. Rights to be publicized. 1. The commissioners of mental health
and the office for people with developmental disabilities shall prepare
a statement summarizing the rights, duties, and requirements of this
article and shall require that a copy of such statement:

(a) be furnished by the hospital to patients or to persons on the
surrogate list known to the hospital at or prior to the time of
admission to the hospital, and at the time of the first decision made
pursuant to sections twenty-nine hundred sixty-four, twenty-nine hundred
sixty-five, twenty-nine hundred sixty-six, or twenty-nine hundred
sixty-seven of this article or as soon thereafter as practicable and to
each member of the hospital's staff involved in the provision of medical
care; and

(b) is posted in a public place in each hospital.

2. The statement of rights required by this section may be included in
any other statement of patient's rights required by other provisions of
this chapter.