Addict (drugaddict) wrote,

judge's order to forbid all Kaiser medical facilities from dumping homeless patients on skid row or

Kaiser is one of 10 area hospitals under investigation by city prosecutors for allegedly discharging patients to the 50-block area of downtown that is known for missions and homeless encampments. 

L.A. files patient `dumping' charges

Kaiser Permanente is accused of leaving a homeless woman to wander on skid row.
By Richard Winton and Cara Mia DiMassa
Times Staff Writers

November 16, 2006

The Los Angeles city attorney's office filed false-imprisonment and dependent-care-endangerment charges against hospital giant Kaiser Permanente on Wednesday, the first criminal prosecution of a medical center accused of "dumping" patients on skid row.

The charges stem from an incident earlier this year when a 63-year-old patient from Kaiser Permanente's Bellflower hospital was videotaped as she left a taxi in gown and socks, and then wandered skid row streets.

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