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Tactics Skilled Nursing Facilities Can Use to Prevail in Discharge Appeal Hearings Before the New York Department of Health

Federal Law and the laws of most states, including New York, provide that facilities are permitted to discharge residents in the following circumstances: when the discharge is necessary for the resident’s welfare; the discharge is appropriate because the resident’s health improved such that facility services are not required; the health and safety of other individuals is threatened if the resident remains at the facility; the resident has failed to pay for the stay at the facility; and the facility discontinues its operation.  This article focuses on the discharge procedure for residents no longer requiring services of the facility due to …

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