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New California Law Aims To Stop Revolving Hospital Door

The transition between hospital and home can be crucial for patients.

A new California law is designed to make sure patients are well-cared for during that time.

The law, SB 675, requires hospitals to ask patients to identify a family caregiver, and to give that person instructions on the patient’s medical needs and medications upon discharge.

Dr. Davis Cracroft, medical director at Scripps Mercy Hospital, said patients often just don’t understand their discharge instructions.