HOSPITALS AND SANITARIA
151-E:9 Information and Assistance.
The department shall provide information and assistance to each applicant to a nursing facility. Such information and assistance shall:
I. Be based upon the principle that services shall be provided in the setting that is least restrictive of the applicant's ability to live independently;
II. Take into consideration the applicant's choice of service location;
III. Include information regarding the degree to which the services sought are available at home or in some other community-based setting;
IV. Explain the relative costs to the applicant of choosing care in the home or other setting rather than nursing facility care; and
V. Include advice as to whether receiving services in a home or other community-based setting is clinically appropriate for the applicant.
Source. 1998, 388:1, eff. Nov. 25, 1998.