Calif. Hospitals Should Discharge Homeless Patients to Community Providers, Editorial Argues
A Los Angeles Times editorial argues that California "hospitals should work on discharging the homeless to local community providers." In August, Glendale Adventist Medical Center agreed to pay the city of Los Angeles $700,000 to settle allegations that the facility over the past four years dumped individuals with mental illnesses on skid row without the city's consent. The editorial notes, "This is the third hospital in less than a year that [Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer] has settled with over charges of so-called patient dumping."
- "Editorial: Fines Alone Won't Fix 'Patient Dumping' of Homeless" (Los Angeles Times, 8/31).