Nursing facility failed to prove patient needed to be discharged due to dangerous behavior

Topic: Bill of Rights, Decided by: Judge Beaudrot 
Docket Number: 0000000 , Decision Date: October 14, 2022 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

In a case brought under Georgia’s Long-Term Care Bill of Rights, the Court reversed a skilled nursing facility’s decision to involuntarily transfer a patient.  Although evidence from staff members proved the patient engaged in disruptive and inappropriate behavior, the facility failed to put forth satisfactory evidence that a physician had determined the patient’s continued presence threatened the health and safety of himself or others.

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