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46-452.02 - Long-term care ombudsman; duties; immunity from liability
46-452.02. Long-term care ombudsman; duties; immunity from liability
A. A representative of the office of the state long-term care ombudsman who performs the official duties of the long-term care ombudsman shall not be liable under state law for the good faith performance of official duties.
B. Official duties of the office of the state long-term care ombudsman include authority to:
1. Enter long-term care facilities to communicate with residents.
2. Hear, investigate and attempt to resolve complaints by agreement, mediation or conciliation.
3. Render advice to residents of facilities.
4. Refer cases involving abuse, neglect, exploitation or health and safety to adult protective services or the appropriate licensing agency.
5. Make appropriate referrals to legal services or other community services.
6. Such other responsibilities as required pursuant to the older Americans Act of 1965, as amended (P.L. 100175, sec. 307 (A) (12); 42 United States Code 3027(A) (12)).
C. Official duties of the office of the state long-term care ombudsman do not include activities performed by a licensed health care provider as defined in section 12-561.