(1) The facility must:

(a) promote participation of the legal guardian in the process of providing treatment and habilitation to a client unless their participation is unobtainable or inappropriate;

(b) answer communications from the client's family and friends promptly and appropriately;

(c) permit visits by the guardian to any area of the facility that provides direct client care services to the client, consistent with the right of that client's and other clients' privacy;

(d) notify the client or client's guardian of changes in the client's condition including, but not limited to, serious illness, accident, death, abuse, or unauthorized absence in a timely manner as indicated by an assessment of the individual incident.

History: Sec. 50-5-103 and 50-5-238, MCA; IMP, Sec. 53-5-103, 50-5-201 and 50-5-238, MCA; NEW, 2003 MAR p. 1322, Eff. 7/1/03.