LEAVING AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE

What are key risk management and safety issues to consider when a resident requests to leave your facility or a family member wants to discharge a resident against medical advice?

ISSUES TO CONSIDER (click on the key words to open the answer)

1. Resident Capacity

2. Resident Rights

3. Informed Refusal

4. Violation of Rights

5. Discharge Plan for Safe Return Home

  • RESOURCES
    Young people in senior care facilities – Informed Refusal
    Jonathan Evans, MD, MPH, CMD. Caring For The Ages, June 2012. Against Medical Advice, Whatever That Is. http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t23c12.pdf(11/3/2016)

  • Documentation Form

http://www.med-pass.com/release-of-responsibility-for-discharge-against-medical-advice-100-pad.html

 

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