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Author: Hernandez
Co-authors: Gloria, Mitchell


Many hospitalized, unhoused people are often at risk of being discharged out into extreme weather or other unsafe conditions, making them even more vulnerable to worsened illness. SB 1152 would create a hospital discharge planning process for patients experiencing homelessness that takes into account the unique medical and social service needs of these individuals by mandating hospitals discharge homeless patients to a primary residence, health facility, or shelter facility that has agreed to accept them. SB 1152 would also require discharge planning for patients experiencing homelessness to ensure that the patient is clothed, has been offered screening for communicable disease, and has been offered enrollment assistance for affordable health care options.