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Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 400
NURSING HOMES AND RELATED HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
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F.S. 400.0078
400.0078 Citizen access to State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program services.
(1) The office shall establish a statewide toll-free telephone number and e-mail address for receiving complaints concerning matters adversely affecting the health, safety, welfare, or rights of residents.
(2) Upon admission to a long-term care facility, each resident or representative of a resident must receive information regarding:
(a) The purpose of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.
(b) The statewide toll-free telephone number and e-mail address for receiving complaints.
(c) Information that retaliatory action cannot be taken against a resident for presenting grievances or for exercising any other resident right.
(d) Other relevant information regarding how to contact representatives of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

Each resident or his or her representative must be furnished additional copies of this information upon request.

History.s. 4, ch. 99-394; s. 13, ch. 2006-121; s. 12, ch. 2015-31; s. 3, ch. 2015-126.