Clarify Hospital Patient Discharge Rights

nc-stampSB 437 – Clarify Hospital Patient Discharge Rights

Primary Sponsor: Sen. Trudy Wade (R – Guilford),  Sen. Tommy Tucker (R – Union)

This bill clarified the hospital patient discharge rights and requiring hospitals to provide a detailed statement of patient discharge rights at the time of admission.

Each hospital would be required to provide each patient or the patient’s next of kin/legally responsible representative complete information and an explanation concerning the needs for a transfer.

The bill also lists specific rights for Medicare beneficiaries.


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