L.A. City Attorney Investigating Possible Patient Dumping Cases in Skid Row Area
The Los Angeles City Attorney is investigating new accusations of patient dumping in the Skid Row area. The practice refers to hospitals discharging patients to somewhere other than their home without their consent. Frank Mateljan -- spokesperson for the city attorney -- said that officials were alerted to the issue by Skid Row service providers who have reported seeing homeless individuals wearing hospital gowns or hospital ID bracelets.
- "Los Angeles City Attorney Investigating New Cases of Possible Skid Row 'Patient Dumping'" (Fox, "KPCC News," KPCC, 8/8).