Discharge Procedure


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Discharge Procedure


A resident will be discharged from the facility when

bulletHe/she volunteers (chooses) to leave the care of the home.
bulletThe level of care or services needed by the resident are beyond the capacity of the home to provide.
bulletThe resident's condition is such that he/she is a danger to himself/herself or to others.
bulletThe resident is unable/unwilling to adjust to the facility.
bulletAfter a Medicaid resident has been admitted to the hospital or leaves the facility, their bed will be held for seven (7) days.  After the seventh day, the resident will be discharged.  The discharge notice must be in writing.  If the responsible party notifies the facility that the resident will not return the resident will be discharged from the facility.
bulletWhen discharge is initiated by the home; the resident, or his/her responsible party and the Union County Department of Social Services will be provided a written notification giving reasons for discharge.  When discharge is initiated by the resident, a similar notice is to be provided to the home Administrator by the resident.  An exception to the above would be in instances where a delay would jeopardize the health and safety of the resident or others in the home.


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Last modified: March 11, 2002