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Involuntary Discharge and Transfer

The number of displaced patients (patients with no facility willing to accept them) is a concern in Network 4 and throughout the country. These patients are forced to go to hospital emergency rooms for treatment, thus contributing to an already over-burdened system, and also receiving little or no continuity of care. We support the recommendations on involuntary discharge from the Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Subcommittee of the Decreasing Dialysis Patient-Provider Conflict Project.

For information about the involuntary discharge process as outlined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), download this fillable PDF of the Involuntary Discharge and Involuntary Transfer Packet.