Nursing Home Residents’ Rights Related to Voting
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- 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…