7.8.2.28                 PERSONAL POSSESSIONS:

  1.             Each resident shall be permitted to keep personal property in their possession at the facility, if it is not detrimental to the health and safety of anyone in the facility.  These possessions may include, but are not limited to the following items:

                                (1)           clothing; the facility shall ensure that each resident has his or her own clothing; residents shall be allowed and encouraged to select their daily clothing and change their clothing to suit their activities and the weather conditions;

                                (2)           personal care items; each resident shall have his or her own personal care items such as, but not limited to, a comb, razor, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, and like items.

  1.             The facility shall have policies and procedures for identifying and safeguarding resident possessions.

[7.8.2.28 NMAC – Rp, 7.8.2.29 NMAC, 1/15/2010]

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