California Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 1599.78

All contracts of admission shall state that except in an emergency, no resident may be involuntarily transferred within or discharged from a long-term health care facility unless he or she is given reasonable notice in writing and transfer or discharge planning as required by law. The written notice shall state the reason for the transfer or discharge. The facility shall immediately notify the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman in every case of involuntary discharge as specified in Section 1439.7.

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