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55 Pa. Code § 2600.5. Access.

§ 2600.5. Access.

 (a)  The administrator or a designee shall provide, upon request, immediate access to the home, the residents and records to:

   (1)  Agents of the Department.

   (2)  Representatives of the area agency on aging.

   (3)  Representatives of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

   (4)  Representatives of the protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities designated under the Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights Program of the Vocational Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation Services Act (29 U.S.C.A. §  794e), the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Act (42 U.S.C.A. § §  10801—10851) and the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (42 U.S.C.A. § §  15041—15043).

 (b)  The administrator or a designee shall permit community service organizations and representatives of community legal services programs to have access to the home during visitation hours or by appointment for the purpose of assisting or informing the residents of the availability of services and assistance. A resident or a resident’s designated person may decline the services of the community service organization or the community legal service program.

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