Nursing Home Residents’ Rights Related to Voting

Published: 10/08/2020

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reminding Medicare/Medicaid certified long-term care facilities (nursing homes) of existing requirement related to residents to vote. Residents’ Rights regulations related to exercising the right to vote include:

  • §483.10(b) Exercise of Rights: The resident has the right to exercise his or her rights as a resident of the facility and as a citizen or resident of the United States.
  • §483.10(b)(1): The facility must ensure tha

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