Which statement is incorrect regarding the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act from the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA ’87)?

  • the right to be free of unnecessary chemical restraints
  • the right to choose a personal physician
  • the right to access medical records
  • the right to organize hospital personnel within a union
Number 4 is correct.
OBRA ’87 provides the right for residents to organize and participate in a resident or family council. The act does not address organizing hospital personnel. The other stated rights are included in the act.