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The DC Code: § 44-1003.01 Grounds for involuntary discharge, transfer, or relocation by facility.

Index44 Charitable and Curative Institutions. (Refs & Annos)
Unless a resident and his or her representative consent otherwise, a facility may discharge the resident, transfer the resident to another facility, or relocate the resident from one part or room of the facility to another only:
If essential to meet that resident's documented health-care needs or to be in accordance with his or her prescribed level of care;
If essential to safeguard that resident or one or more other residents from physical or emotional injury;
On account of nonpayment for his or her maintenance, after reasonable and appropriate notice, except as prohibited by subsection (b) of this section and 42 U.S.C. § 1395 et seq. and 42 U.S.C. § 1396 et seq.;
If essential to meet the facility's reasonable administrative needs and no practicable alternative is available; or
If the facility is closing or officially reducing its licensed capacity.
No facility that is a District Medicaid provider may discharge, transfer, or relocate a resident on account of his or her conversion from private-pay or Medicare to Medicaid status, or on account of a temporary hospitalization if payment or reimbursement for his or her bed continues to be made available.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 32-1431. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 18-145, in subsec. (a)(3), substituted "maintenance, after reasonable and appropriate notice," for "maintenance,". Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 6-108, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 44-1001.01. For Law 18-145, see notes following § 44-504. DC CODE § 44-1003.01 Current through December 11, 2012


(Apr. 18, 1986, D.C. Law 6-108, § 301, 33 DCR 1510; Apr. 29, 2010, D.C. Law 18-145, § 4(b), 57 DCR 1834.)