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The DC Code: § 44-105.02 Self-determination, choice, independence, participation, and privacy.

Index44 Charitable and Curative Institutions. (Refs & Annos)
a
A resident shall have the right to be treated at all times as follows:
1
Courteously;
2
Respectfully;
3
With full recognition of personal dignity and individuality; and
4
With assurance of privacy and the opportunity to act autonomously and share in the responsibility for decisions.
b
A resident of an ALR shall have the right to live in an environment that:
1
Maintains and enhances the resident's dignity, independence, and respect in full recognition of his or her individuality and physical and mental capabilities;
2
Is creatively designed to counter loneliness, depression, dependence, boredom, and designed to manage difficult behavior;
3
Provides opportunities for socialization, social interaction, leisure activities, and spiritual and religious activities consistent with the preferences and background of the resident; and
4
Facilitates participation by arranging for transportation and assisting with communication and social skills and other services.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For Law 13-127, see notes following § 44-101.01. DC CODE § 44-105.02 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(June 24, 2000, D.C. Law 13-127, § 502, 47 DCR 2647.)