President Obama’s 2010 memorandum on same-sex partner visitation does apply to nursing homes and other long term care facilities, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid said. Residents have the right to visitors on a 24 hour basis, which includes family members, friends, and spouses or partners. The memorandum previously included hospitals and other medical facilities, but there was some confusion over whether it applied to LTC facilities or not.  See article at Washington Blade.

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