Dismissal of Patient from Care
In rare instances, it is necessary to discharge/dismiss a
patient from care. A staff member may request that a patient
be discharged or dismissed from the care of this organization
for good reason including verbal or physical abuse of staff,
refusal/inability to follow instructions of the attending
physician, inappropriateness for this level of care,
offensive personal hygiene, or other good reason. No patient
may be discharged/dismissed from care without the concurrence
of the Attending Physician and the Medical Director.
1. The patient will be notified via certified mail that
it is not possible to continue to care for the patient
at our organization. A specific reason for this
limitation may be stated or the phrase 'for reasons well
known to all parties involved' may be utilized.
2. The patient will be advised that emergency treatment only
will be rendered for a period of 15 days.
3. If possible, the patient will be supplied with the names
of other organizations in the same specialty and
geographical area which may be able to accommodate the
needs of this patient.
See the 'PROTOTYPE DISMISSAL LETTER' form.
Approved By Governing Board