The resident has the right and the facility must provide—subject to the resident's right to deny or withdraw consent at any time—immediate access to any resident by:
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman
- Immediate family or other relatives of the resident.
- Others who are visiting with the consent of the resident, subject to reasonable restrictions.
- The facility must provide reasonable access to any resident by any entity or individual that provides health, social, legal or other services to the resident.
- If a resident is married, he or she and their spouse must be assured privacy and to be able to share a room if both are residents in the facility and both agree to do so.