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California law to regulate homeless patient discharges: 5 things to know
Becker's Hospital Review

California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation requiring hospitals in the state to create policies for discharging homeless patients, the governor’s office announced Sept. 30.

Here are five things to know:

1. The law, effective July 1, 2019, will require general acute care hospitals, acute psychiatric hospitals and special hospitals to “include a written homeless patient discharge planning policy and process within the hospital discharge policy,” the legislation states.