§ 5100.14. Appeal.

 (a)  Each facility shall have a clearly defined appeal system through which any patient who wishes to voice objections concerning his treatment shall be heard and have objections determined.

 (b)  Each facility shall monitor the appeal system to see that it works properly and records shall be maintained for review for certification and licensure and for Departmental review in order to investigate any complaint.

 (c)  All patients shall be advised of such system and be encouraged to use it when they believe their treatment plan is not necessary or appropriate to their needs.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  5100.4 (relating to scope).

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