This Comment explores the approaches to and legal issues involved in the litigation of a denial of access complaint: as a violation of the constitutional rights of freedom of speech and association in both federal and state courts; as a private right of action for violation of federal and state statutory rights of residents to receive visitors in private or meet in groups; and as a breach of contract. All free people in this society have the right to meet with others of their choice. The elderly and the infirm should not be denied this right merely because they are confined, perhaps permanently, in health care facilities.
Jaya R. Salzman,
The Old Age Wall: The Problem of Gaining Access to Nursing Home Residents, 14 Golden Gate U. L. Rev.