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36-504 - Notice of patients' rights; notification to family
36-504. Notice of patients' rights; notification to family
A. Every person undergoing treatment or evaluation pursuant to this chapter is entitled to the rights set forth in this chapter and to rights that the director specifies by rule. A list of patients' rights as required by this chapter and by the administration shall be compiled and published by the director by rule. The list shall be prominently posted in English and Spanish in all facilities providing evaluation or treatment. A patient's rights shall otherwise be brought to the attention of the patient as this chapter requires or the director may direct by rule.
B. An agency that is evaluating, examining or treating a person pursuant to article 4 or 5 of this chapter shall immediately notify the person's guardian or, if none, a member of the person's family that the person is being treated in the agency. If the person has an agent appointed pursuant to chapter 32 of this title, the agency shall notify that agent. If the agency is unable to learn the identity of or to contact the guardian or member of the person's family, it shall document every attempt that was made to comply with the notification. The agency shall release any further information only after the treating professional or that person's designee interviews the person undergoing treatment or evaluation to determine whether or not release is in that person's best interests. A decision to release or withhold information is subject to review pursuant to section 36-517.01. The treating agency shall record the name of a person to whom any information is given.