CA hospital agrees to $1M patient dumping settlement

One of several Los Angeles hospitals caught up in a patient-dumping scandal has agreed to pay $1 million to settle charges that it dumped a paraplegic man on the city's Skid Row in a hospital gown and colostomy bag. The facility, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, also agreed to be monitored by a former U.S. attorney for up to five years as part of the settlement, adopt new discharge rules and improve services for homeless patients. This agreement follows a similar settlement reached between Kaiser and the city of Los Angeles last year. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles city attorney says that it continues to investigate more than a dozen hospitals and medical offices accused of similar acts.

To learn more about the settlement:
- read this article from the Los Angeles Times

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