5123.84 Free communication with others by residents.

All residents of institutions for persons with intellectual disabilities shall be allowed to communicate freely with others, including but not restricted to the following:

(A) Receiving visitors at reasonable times;

(B) Being visited by counsel or personal physician, or both, at any reasonable time;

(C) Having reasonable access to telephones to make and receive confidential calls, including a reasonable number of free calls if unable to pay for them and assistance in calling if requested and needed;

(D) Having ready access to letter writing materials and stamps, including a reasonable number without cost if the resident is unable to pay for them, to mailing and receiving unopened correspondence, and to receiving assistance in writing if requested and needed.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 158, §1, eff. 10/12/2016.

Effective Date: 07-01-1975 .