Another CA hospital adopts anti-dumping rules

In an effort to get out from under charges of patient dumping, another hospital has agreed to adopt a voluntary set of guidelines designed to prevent such episodes from happening again. This time the hospital is Los Angeles-based Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, which came under fire earlier this year when it discharged a homeless paraplegic who was later found crawling on a street in Skid Row. Despite the announcement, however, the city attorney continues to investigate the earlier dumping charges against the hospital. The city attorney's office is investigating 11 other area hospitals on charges that they dumped more than 50 homeless patients. Last week, Kaiser Permanente agreed to settle patient-dumping charges, settling in part by agreeing to establish new discharge rules.

To find out more about the new rules:
- read this Associated Press article

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