Should I be able to get a copy of the care plan I initialed from moms care facility? - AgingCare.com

Should I be able to get a copy of the care plan I initialed from moms care facility?

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A couple of weeks ago, the medical director had me read over and initial the additions and dates of incidents (falling) that concerned my mother. I requested a copy and was told they don't normally give a copy. I asked him to check on it for me because I should be able to get a copy of something I have initialed concerning mom. I do have medical p.o.a.

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An update...I asked again and said I'd be happy to direct my request to the facility director, and I am now being provided a copy which I can pick up at the front desk.
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Jessie, I have vague recollections from my transactional law days that anyone who signs any document is entitled to a copy.
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Standard business law is you get a copy.
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This is where a smartphone is handy. You could have snapped some pictures of the form. Now it is up to them if they want to provide you with copies of them. I don't know if legally they have to or not.
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Correction: last sentence: they should NOT be allowed to get away with it.
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I ran into something similar when I asked for a copy of the admission documents my father signed recently for rehab. I was met with confusion, and literally dumbfounded responses. Then I was told that they don't as a matter of practice provide copies of the documents.

I only mentioned that I wanted a copy and did get it, but intended to research federal statutes if I had to to enlighten them to the fact that a person is entitled to a copy of whatever he or she signs.

Mbid, you should be given a copy. Did you read everything before initialing? If not, you might mention that having been denied that opportunity, you wonder if "informed consent" applies to the validity of the documents. You could also ask how you can be expected to comply when you can't remember everything in the documents w/o a copy?

I don't know the reason why administrations are pulling this stunt, but they should be allowed to get away with it.
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Yes you should get a copy.
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