PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
333.21767 Guardian, trustee, conservator, patient's representative, or protective payee for patient; receipt for money or property of patient; statement of funds.
(1) A nursing home, or an owner, administrator, employee, or representative of a nursing home shall not act as guardian, trustee, conservator, patient's representative, or protective payee for a patient, except as provided in subsection (2).
(2) Subject to the bonding requirements of section 21721, money or other property belonging or due a patient which is received by a nursing home shall be received as trust funds or property, shall be kept separate from the funds and property of the nursing home and other patients, and shall be disbursed only as directed by the patient. A written receipt shall be given to a patient whose money or other property is received by a nursing home. Upon request, but not less than once every 3 months, the nursing home shall furnish the patient a complete and verified statement of the funds or other property received by the nursing home. The statement shall contain the amounts and items received, the sources, the disposition, and the date of each transaction. The nursing home shall furnish a final statement not later than 10 days after the discharge of a patient.
History: Add. 1978, Act 493, Eff. Mar. 30, 1979
Popular Name: Act 368
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