2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-535b. Chronic disease hospital. Transfer or discharge of patients. Notice.

      Sec. 19a-535b. Chronic disease hospital. Transfer or discharge of patients. Notice. (a) As used in this section, a "facility" means a chronic disease hospital which is a long-term hospital having facilities, medical staff and all necessary personnel for the diagnosis, care and treatment of chronic diseases.

      (b) A facility shall not transfer or discharge a patient from the facility except for medical reasons, or for his welfare or the welfare of other patients, as documented in his medical record; or, in the case of a self pay patient, for his nonpayment or arrearage of more than fifteen days of the per diem chronic disease hospital room rates, approved by the Office of Health Care Access, for his stay, except as prohibited by the Social Security Act. In the case of an involuntary transfer or discharge, the patient and, if known, his legally liable relative, guardian or conservator and the patient's personal physician, if the discharge plan is prepared by the medical director of the chronic disease hospital, shall be given at least thirty days written notice of the proposed action to ensure orderly transfer or discharge.

      (P.A. 89-348, S. 3, 10; P.A. 95-257, S. 39, 58.)

      History: P.A. 95-257 replaced Commission on Hospitals and Health Care with Office of Health Care Access, effective July 1, 1995.

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