Harsh Consequences for Hospitals Dumping Homeless Patients

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By a vote of 12 to one today, the LA City Council made it a misdemeanor for a hospital to leave a discharged patient any place but his or her residence without the patient’s written consent. It’s a response to recent, highly publicized cases, of so-called “dumping” of patients on the streets of skid row.



  • Jan Perry - former LA city councilmember - @JanPerry
  • Jim Lott - Executive Vice President, Hospital Association of Southern California


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Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis