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When does a relative need to stay in hospital?

When does a relative need to stay in hospital?

In the meantime you may have to insist that there’s a delayed discharge from hospital, so your relative can stay in hospital until appropriate ongoing care has been put in place and all relevant assessments undertaken and care plans drawn up. This includes NHS Continuing Healthcare assessments.

What should I write on hospital discharge form for my relative?

If it contains a few notes about your relative’s needs, be sure to add in writing on the form that this is not a full and comprehensive assessment of needs (if it’s not). Also, write down on the form what your understanding is of the actual purpose of the form.

Do you have to pay for your relative’s care?

No one should be asking you about money until the appropriate care needs assessments have been carried out – to ascertain who is responsible for providing the ongoing care. If it’s shown that the NHS is responsible, your relative should not have to pay for that care; it will be funding through NHS Continuing Healthcare.

Can a relative be charged for intermediate care?

However, your relative should not be charged for intermediate care, and your relative cannot just be told to pay for their ongoing care, whether at home or in a care home. It must be clearly shown, through assessment, whether their funding is a local authority or an NHS responsibility.

Can a hospital share patient information with family?

As explained in this document, these claims are misguided. The HIPAA Privacy Rule does not prevent hospitals from communicating information about patients to their loved ones. The first set of questions and answers address circumstances when your family member, friend, or other person is a patient at a medical facility. They are:

When do relatives need access to medical records?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, ensures that intensely private information cannot be misused or improperly shared. A person’s right to privacy under HIPAA extends until 50 years after their death. However, sometimes relatives need access to the deceased person’s medical records.

Can a hospital list your patient information without your permission?

A: Generally, no. Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, your medical facility can list your information in its directory without your permission, unless you expressly request to be excluded from the directory.

Do you have to sign an AMA to leave the hospital?

A discharge against medical advice—usually just called an “AMA”—requires that you sign a form agreeing that you wish to leave but that your physician thinks it’s a bad clinical choice for you to go. 1