What to Do When a Resident Refuses Transfer or Discharge (Skilled Nursing)

A skilled nursing facility may evict a resident only if one of the following criteria are met and documented:

  • Nonpayment of rent;
  • Resident’s health has improved and he/she no longer needs nursing care;
  • Resident’s needs have increased and cannot be met by the facility;
  • Resident is endangering others’ safety;
  • Resident is endangering others’ health; or
  • The facility is going out of business.

Source for Discharge Notes: What to Do When a Resident Refuses Transfer or Discharge by: Andrea R. Sitar,  Attorney at Wroten & Associates.