Section: Rules, regulations
10. In addition to any rights and responsibilities recognized or imposed by or pursuant to this act, or by any other law, a mental health care professional shall have the following responsibilities:
a. The responsible mental health care professional shall make an affirmative inquiry of the patient, the patient's family or others, as appropriate under the circumstances, concerning the existence of an advance directive for mental health care. The responsible mental health care professional shall note in the patient's medical records whether or not an advance directive exists, and the name of the patient's mental health care representative, if any, and shall attach a copy of the advance directive to the patient's medical records. The responsible mental health care professional shall document in the same manner the reaffirmation, modification, revocation or suspension of an advance directive, if he has knowledge of such action.
b. In the event of a transfer of a patient's care:
(1) The responsible mental health care professional shall assure the timely transfer of the patient's medical records, including a copy of the patient's advance directive for mental health care; and
(2) A mental health care professional other than the responsible mental health care professional, who is responsible for the patient's care, shall cooperate in effecting an appropriate, respectful and timely transfer of care, and to assure that the patient is not abandoned or treated disrespectfully.
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