Nursing home “no returns” policy, when residents are discharged to the emergency department at 4 am: what does the law say?

Carmelle Peisah, Tiffany Jessop and Henry Brodaty
Med J Aust 2018; 209 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja17.01196
Published online: 1 October 2018

To the Editor:

  • 1 School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 Empowered Project, Capacity Australia, Sydney, NSW
  • 3 Dementia Centre Research Collaboration, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  • 4 Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, NSW



This work is part of the Empowered Project ( funded by the Australian Government through the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund.

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.


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