nc-stampSB 437 – Clarify Hospital Patient Discharge Rights
Primary Sponsor: Sen. Trudy Wade (R – Guilford),  Sen. Tommy Tucker (R – Union)
This bill clarified the hospital patient discharge rights and requiring hospitals to provide a detailed statement of patient discharge rights at the time of admission.
Each hospital would be required to provide each patient or the patient’s next of kin/legally responsible representative complete information and an explanation concerning the needs for a transfer.
The bill also lists specific rights for Medicare beneficiaries.