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§ 10-703. Individual’s right to visits

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth--General

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 10. Mental Health Law (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. Rights of Mentally Ill Individuals in Facilities (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Health - General, § 10-703
§ 10-703. Individual’s right to visits
In general
(a) Each individual in a facility shall be entitled to converse privately with and receive visits:
(1) At all reasonable hours, from a lawyer that the individual chooses;
(2) At all reasonable hours, from a clergyman that the individual chooses; and
(3) During reasonable visiting hours that the facility sets, from any other visitor if the individual wishes to see the visitor.
Refusal to see visitor
(b) If an individual refuses to see a visitor, the refusal shall be made a permanent part of the individual's record.
Restricted visits or private conversations
(c)(1) If, for medically justified reasons, visits or private conversations are restricted, the restriction and the reasons for the restriction shall be:
(i) Signed by a physician;
(ii) Dated as to when the restriction expires;
(iii) Made a permanent part of the individual's record; and
(iv) Reviewed every 30 days if the restriction remains in effect.
(2) Visits of an individual's lawyer or clergyman may not be restricted during reasonable hours.


Added by Acts 1982, c. 21, § 2, eff. July 1, 1982. Amended by Acts 1983, c. 405, § 2, eff. July 1, 1983; Acts 1984, c. 481, § 1, eff. July 1, 1984.
Formerly Art. 59, § 50.
MD Code, Health - General, § 10-703, MD HEALTH GEN § 10-703
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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