If the resident at the nursing home is not declared an incapacitated person, they have the right to refuse medication. If the resident has a guardian, the guardian will make the decisition. New Jersey law concerning the Nursing Home Residents Bill of Rights can be found at NJSA 30:13-5
Based on my experiences, a nursing home will not "force" a patient to take medication against their wishes.
MARY TOM, ESQ.
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