§ 6400.33. Rights of the individual.

 (a)  An individual may not be neglected, abused, mistreated or subjected to corporal punishment.

 (b)  An individual may not be required to participate in research projects.

 (c)  An individual has the right to manage personal financial affairs.

 (d)  An individual has the right to participate in program planning that affects the individual.

 (e)  An individual has the right to privacy in bedrooms, bathrooms and during personal care.

 (f)  An individual has the right to receive, purchase, have and use personal property.

 (g)  An individual has the right to receive scheduled and unscheduled visitors, communicate, associate and meet privately with family and persons of the individual’s own choice.

 (h)  An individual has the right to reasonable access to a telephone and the opportunity to receive and make private calls, with assistance when necessary.

 (i)  An individual has the right to unrestricted mailing privileges.

 (j)  An individual who is of voting age shall be informed of the right to vote and shall be assisted to register and vote in elections.

 (k)  An individual has the right to practice the religion or faith of the individual’s choice.

 (l)  An individual has the right to be free from excessive medication.

 (m)  An individual may not be required to work at the home, except for the upkeep of the individual’s personal living areas and the upkeep of common living areas and grounds.

Source

   The provisions of this §  6400.33 amended through January 22, 1982, effective March 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 384; amended August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3595. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (131354).



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