How to challenge a nursing home eviction notice

Source: Tara Siegel Bernard & Robert Pear, N.Y.Times (Paid Registration)

■ Before a nursing home discharges or transfers a patient who wants to stay in the home, it must send a written discharge notice to the resident, the resident’s designated representative and the state’s long-term-care ombudsman.

■ A person facing eviction from a nursing home can appeal the discharge and demand a hearing, and the home cannot discharge or transfer the person while the appeal is pending.

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