So Your Resident Wants to Leave Against Medical Advice
A few guidelines for skilled nursing facilities.
The first step in dealing with a resident that wants to leave the nursing facility against the advice of their medical team is to take them seriously. It’s important to attempt to understand the request and to determine if there are other options that would be acceptable to the resident. This white paper walks through the necessary steps when faced with this situation with a resident and the importance of documentation.
Erica Morris is an associate attorney at Dickinson Wright in Phoenix, AZ. Her practice areas include healthcare, behavioral healthcare, appellate, and general litigation law. Prior to joining Dickinson Wright, she graduated cum laude from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, and served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert M. Brutinel of the Arizona Supreme Court.
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