Involuntary discharge affirmed for patient who intentionally rammed wheelchair, broke door
Docket Number: ******* , Decision Date: July 13, 2022
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The Court affirmed a long-term-care facility’s decision to involuntarily discharge a patient after he rammed his wheelchair into one of the facility’s doors in an aggressive manner. The Court considered the fact that the patient had admitted himself to the facility on his own accord; that he rammed his wheelchair into the door because he was frustrated an employee would not open the door for him; and that damage to the door created an emergency situation and unsafe environment for other patients.