Dismissal of Patient from Care

 

POLICY:
 

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.
 

PROCEDURE:


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
RG.5
Control #28.0
GUPTA GASTRO