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Fines alone won't fix 'patient dumping' of homeless
Fines alone won't fix 'patient dumping' of homeless

Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer announced on Wednesday that his office had reached an agreement with Glendale Adventist Medical Center over allegations that the respected hospital had improperly discharged a homeless patient to the streets of skid row. Although the hospital staunchly denied any wrongdoing, it agreed to pay $700,000 in civil fines — $100,000 of that as a donation to a homeless services provider — and adopt new protocols for discharging homeless patients. This is the third hospital in less than a year that Feuer has settled with over charges of so-called patient dumping on skid row. His office has assessed a total of more than $1.5 million in fines. Feuer is to...

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