§ 2390.180. Access to or the use of a clients personal property.
(a) Access to or the use of a clients personal funds or property may not be used as a reward or punishment.
(b) A clients personal funds or property may not be used as payment for damages unless the client consents to make restitution for the damages. The following consent provisions apply unless there is a court-ordered restitution:
(1) A separate written consent is required for each incidence of restitution.
(2) Consent shall be obtained in the presence of the client or a person designated by the client.
(3) The facility may not coerce the client to provide consent.
The provisions of this § 2390.180 issued under sections 201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021 of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. § § 201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021); and section 201(2) of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. § 4201(2)).
The provisions of this § 2390.180 adopted October 4, 2019, effective in 120 days, 49 Pa.B. 5777.
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