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  630.305.  Funds of patient, control, expenditure, return, safekeeping. — 1.  For purposes of this section, the term "money" includes any legal tender, note, draft, certificate of deposit, stock, bond, check or credit card.

  2.  A department residential facility may require that all money which is on the person of a patient or resident, which comes to a patient or resident, or which the facility receives in place of the patient or resident under a benefit arrangement or otherwise be turned over to the facility for safekeeping.  The money shall be accounted for in the name of the patient or resident and recorded periodically in the records of the patient or resident.  Upon request, money accounted for in the name of the patient or resident shall be turned over to a conservator of the patient or resident, if the conservator has such authority, or to the parent of the patient or resident if the patient or resident is a minor; except the facility shall hold money it received as representative payee under terms of public or private benefit arrangements as authorized by section 630.315.

  3.  A patient or resident of a department facility shall have easy access to the money in his account and may keep and be allowed to spend a reasonable sum for canteen expenses and small purchases.  He may spend or otherwise use the money as he chooses, except as provided in subsection 4 of this section.  With the approval of the department, the facility shall establish written policies and procedures giving patients and residents easy access to the money in their accounts and allowing the money to be spent or otherwise used as the patients or residents choose.

  4.  A department facility may deny a patient or resident the access to and ability to spend or otherwise use the money in his account if it determines that the denial is essential in order to prevent the patient or resident from significantly dissipating his assets or that reasonable restrictions are necessary to protect the patient, resident or others.  The department shall establish policies and procedures governing such determinations, including the evidence necessary to support a denial of the patient's or resident's rights.  If a denial is made, the patient or resident may continue to spend or otherwise use the money in ways which would not constitute significant dissipation of the assets and which would sufficiently protect himself or others.

  5.  The department facility shall deposit money accounted for in the name of a patient or resident with a financial institution.  Any earnings attributable to money in the account of a patient or resident shall be credited to that account.  Under sections 110.070 to 110.110, the department shall receive bids from banking corporations, associations or trust companies which desire to be selected as depositaries of the department for patients' and residents' moneys.

  6.  The department shall deliver to the patient or resident, his conservator, if he is legally disabled, or his parent, if he is a minor, all money, including any earnings, in the patient's or resident's account upon release from the facility; except that the department may continue to serve as a depositary for the money in the account of a patient or resident who is placed through the department's placement program.

  7.  The department shall establish policies and procedures designed to insure that money in the accounts of patients and residents is safeguarded against theft, loss or misappropriation.  The department shall guarantee against theft, loss or misappropriation the principal amounts in any patient's or resident's account.


(L. 1980 H.B. 1724, A.L. 1982 H.B. 1565, A.L. 1983 S.B. 44 & 45)

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