DISCHARGE OF PATIENTS

Section 88-1.20 - Discharges

88-1.20 Discharges.

Patients shall be discharged when they shall have achieved maximum benefits from the services of the hospital, short of domiciliary or custodial care, as determined by the director. Patients desiring to leave before achieving maximum benefits shall sign of have signed by their legal guardians a statement releasing the hospital, the New York State Department of Health, and the State of New York from any liability which might result from such discharge. Patients may be discharged for noncompliance with hospital rules, misbehavior, or noncooperation, as determined by the director.
 

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Monday, April 10, 1978
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Section 88-1.21 - Supervision after discharge

88-1.21 Supervision after discharge.

The final report on each patient shall make recommendations for further services and supervision which may be required after discharge. Within practical and ethical limitations, the district and local health departments and the hospital will jointly or separately provide such services when necessary, reporting to each other at intervals the progress and condition of the patient.
 

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