Nursing facility resident discharged following sexual assault on roommate.

Topic: Bill of Rights, Decided by: Judge Schroer 
Docket Number: ******* , Decision Date: May 1, 2015 
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A skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility sought to discharge one of its residents following an incident in which the resident made inappropriate sexual contact with his roommate, who suffered mental anguish as a result of the incident.  The Court upheld the discharge, finding that the facility relied upon a doctor’s determination that the resident threatened the health and safety of others, assisted the resident’s caregiver in locating reasonably appropriate alternative placement, and abided by statutory notice requirements.

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