Rule 290-2-6-.08. Children's Rights.

Georgia Administrative Code

Department 290. RULES OF DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

Chapter 290-2. FAMILY AND CHILDREN SERVICES

Subject 290-2-6. RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR CHILDREN'S TRANSITION CARE CENTERS

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through September 15, 2020

Rule 290-2-6-.08. Children's Rights

(1) General. A child shall not be deprived of any rights, benefits, or privileges guaranteed by law based solely on his/her status as a resident of the center. Children's right include but are not limited to the following:
(a) The right to accept or refuse services as agreed or as mutually established and to know the consequences of such action.
(b) The right to voice grievances and complaints regarding treatment or care that is furnished without fear of retaliation, discrimination, coercion or reprisal.
(c) The right to confidential treatment of all information in the case record.
(2) Personal Property. A child shall be permitted to retain and use or wear his/her personal property in his/her immediate living quarters unless deemed medically inappropriate or socially disruptive by a physician and so documented in the case record.
(a) The center shall make reasonable efforts to prevent loss and theft of children's property.
(b) The center shall develop procedures for investigating complaints concerning theft of children's property and shall promptly investigate all such complaints.
(3) Religion. A child shall be permitted the free exercise of religion. Upon the child's or the child's representative's request, and if necessary at his/her expense, the center shall make arrangements for a child's attendance at religious services of the child's choice. However, no religious beliefs or practices, or attendance at religious services, may be imposed upon any child.
(4) Every child or child's representative shall be permitted to inspect and copy all of the child's clinical and other records concerning the child's care and maintenance kept by the center.
(5) Center staff may terminate visits or provide other accommodations for the visit if they are so requested by the child or the child's representative, or if the visitor is involved in behavior violating other children's rights.

Cite as Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 290-2-6-.08

Authority: O.C.G.A. Sec. 49-5-8.

History. Original Rule entitled "Facility" adopted. F. Apr. 22, 1976; eff. May 12, 1976.

Repealed: F. June 30, 1994; eff. Aug. 1, 1994, as specified by the Agency.

Amended: New Rule entitled "Children's Rights" adopted. F. Jan. 27, 2009; eff. Feb. 16, 2009.