Q: would it be malpractice for a facility to fire a patient without the patients primary drs knowledge,consent,permission?
A: No, not on its face, as a general matter. Your question remains open for two weeks and you could consult with a North Carolina attorney for any state-specific health care law that would apply. It could be, but each case can be fact-specific. When a hospital medical staff makes the determination to discharge a patient, they generally follow accepted protocols and procedures. Depending on circumstances, the primary care physician's role (while it could be) is not necessarily an active and dynamic element of the process. If you have concerns about an improper discharge, you could consult with a North Carolina attorney. Good luck
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