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Rule 4731-16-15 | Patient rights.


(A) An approved treatment provider shall deal honestly with its patients and afford them the dignity and respect to which they are entitled as human beings.

(B) While it is recognized that the high levels of denial and other defenses often displayed by patients in early recovery may necessitate the use of practices which might otherwise be viewed as coercive or heavy handed, an approved treatment provider shall employ such practices solely in the best interest of the patient. Under no circumstances shall such practices be employed to influence a patient to obtain aftercare or other forms of extended care from any particular treatment provider. Such practice may be employed in appropriate cases to influence a patient to obtain needed extended care from any approved treatment provider which has the capability to provide the care indicated.

(C) An approved treatment provider shall maintain complete and accurate records for the benefit of the patient and the provider of any necessary extended residential treatment, aftercare, or counseling.

(D) An approved treatment provider shall disclose to the patient in writing all known or reasonably anticipated costs of extended care which it proposes to render, and afford the patient the opportunity to obtain cost comparisons from other approved treatment providers.

(E) Each patient who falls under the regulatory authority of the state medical board shall be given a written explanation, approved by the board, of the mandatory reporting requirements contained in Chapter 4730., 4731., 4760., or 4762. of the Revised Code.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4730.07, 4731.05, 4731.25
Amplifies: 4731.25
Five Year Review Date: 5/16/2023
Prior Effective Dates: 12/1/1991, 9/1/1999