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S.F. No. 679 - Notice of Hospital Observation Status; Hospital Discharge Planning; Licensing of Certain Housing with Service Establishments – First Engrossment
Author: Senator Jeff Hayden
Prepared By: Liam Monahan, Senate Analyst (651/296-1791)
Date: May 26, 2015


Section 1 [144.586] allows hospitals 24 hours to provide notice to patients they place on observation status that Medicare may not cover (1) hospital services, or (2) upon discharge, home and community-based care or care provided at a skilled nursing facility.

This section also requires hospitals to provide discharge planning that complies with federal hospital requirements.

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