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New State Law Is Forcing San Diego to Grapple With Its Lack of Recovery Options for Homeless Patient
Voice of San Diego

Every year, thousands of homeless San Diegans cycle through local hospitals and emergency rooms.

Now a new state law is forcing hospitals and regional leaders to publicly grapple with where those patients can recover once they are released from the hospital.

Senate Bill 1152, signed into law by then-Gov. Jerry Brown last fall, requires hospitals statewide to establish plans for discharging homeless patients and to get a handle on resources that might keep them from returning to the street.