Education event

Discharge Planning for Homeless Patients Mid-Year Updates Webinar
Originally recorded May 29, 2019




On July 1, 2019, SB 1152 requires hospitals to have a written plan for coordinating services and referrals for homeless patients. Successful implementation will hinge upon working with your regional health care and social service agencies to ensure appropriate homeless patient discharge. Further, the law requires that hospitals maintain a log of homeless patients discharged and the destinations to which they were released after discharge. 

CHA staff will explain the intricacies of SB 1152 and a hospital representative will share insights on the development of their hospital’s plan and the steps they have taken toward compliance.

Recommended for:

Health care professionals including: chief operating officers, chief compliance officers, chief nursing officers and nursing directors, behavioral/social workers, case managers, risk managers, and safety and security directors.


Download Presentation

Discharge Planning for Homeless Patients Guidebook

Community Shelter Intake Form

Health System Homeless Discharge Written Plan

Homeless Log Template

Homeless Patient Discharge Warm Handoff

Meditech Homeless Patient Discharge Plan Training

Requirements for Infectious Disease Screening, Vaccination and Log

Sacramento County Homeless Services Community Plan

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System Homeless Patient Discharge Instructions

SB 1152 Sample Questionnaire

Written Community Plan – Dignity Health


Trini Juarez RN, MBA, BSN, is the Associate Chief Nursing Officer at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. Trini has 40 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse and over 30 years in leadership roles in all service lines within an acute care hospital including a recent addition to Integrated Care Management services at SVMH.  

Troy Scott RN, MBA, BSN is the Care Coordination Specialist for Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. In this role, he works with leadership on developing the strategic direction for hospital case management, as well as maximizing organizational improvement, efficiencies and the equity and value of health care delivery.  Troy has extensive experience in quality improvement in both acute and post-acute care.  He is in the final year of a graduate program in Quality and Patient Safety at Johns Hopkins University.

Peggy Broussard Wheeler serves as vice president of CHA’s Rural Health & Governance. She is responsible for developing, advocating and executing public policies, legislation and regulations on behalf of small and rural hospitals at the state and national levels. In addition, she serves as the issue manager for language access, governance, prison and homeless issues.  Previously, Peggy served as health policy analyst for the California Legislative Rural Caucus where she conducted research and provided analyses of relevant issues that affect individuals, families and communities in rural California.