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|WELLBRIDGE HEALTHCARE GREATER DALLAS||4301 MAPLESHADE LANE PLANO, TX 75093||Nov. 9, 2016|
|VIOLATION: REASSESSMENT OF DISCHARGE PLANNING PROCESS||Tag No: A0843|
|Based on record review and interview the hospital failed to follow it's own policy and discharge a patient (Patient #7) after a 4-hour AMA Notice (Discharge Against Medical Advice) was submitted.
The hospital 4-hour Discharge notice was submitted by Patient #7 on 03/05/16 at 15:45. It was signed by the nursing staff at 15:45 by family member on 03/05/16.
The hospital attending provider notated in the Physician Progress Note dated 03/07/16 at 0959, "It was my understanding that the patient [Patient #7] is here on an involuntary basis and has a pending court process. It is not an option for him to leave the faclity." leave the facility."
During an interview with Personnel #2, it is likely that the incident happened with the attending Physician. He was asked to resign due to his conduct with patients and family members. There were to many complaints coming in on hwo he treated the patients.
The hospital Discharge Planning Policy dated 01/11/16 reflected, " Discharge planning commences upon admission to any program ...The condition for discharge is when the optimal functioning level for the patient has been reached and the patient is able to function at a lower level of care or if the patient is need of services to reach optimal functioning level that are not provided within the facility, a transfer to a facility or a provider that provides that service may be initiated by agreement of the patient..."