Homeless Centers Struggle To Accommodate Medically Fragile Patients When They’re Discharged From Hospitals
A bill working its way through the Legislature is trying to curb the practice of "patient dumping," but for now the issue is pervasive across the state and country.
Where Do You Go When You Leave The Hospital But Are Homeless?
A bill under consideration in Sacramento aims to address this practice, which some advocates call "patient dumping." They say hospitals commonly discharge homeless patients by sending them to social service agencies or other nonprofits, and they do this without contacting those locations first. (Klivans, 5/10)