Sec. 21786. In the case of an emergency closing of a nursing home, or when it is determined
by the department that a nursing home is suddenly no longer able to provide adequate
patient care, the department shall do both of the following:
(a) Assure that the department of social services has been notified to make arrangements
for the orderly and safe discharge and transfer of the patients to another facility.
(b) Place a representative of the department in a facility on a daily basis to do
each of the following:
(i) Monitor the discharge of patients to other facilities or locations.
(ii) Ensure that the rights of patients are protected.
(iii) Discuss the discharge and relocation with each patient and next of kin or legal
guardian, person, or agency responsible for the patient's placement, maintenance,
and care in the facility. The content of the explanation and discussion shall be summarized in writing and
shall be made a part of the patient's clinical record.
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