§ 7305. Readmission

Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter, a facility may petition the Commissioner of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living to deny readmission to the facility of any former resident returning from a period of hospitalization. A petition shall be made as soon as possible after the hospitalization of the resident and only shall be granted if in the judgment of the Commissioner, upon consultation with the Ombudsman, the resident has exhibited a nonremedial pattern of violent behavior which poses a danger to others. (Added 1985, No. 153 (Adj. Sess.); amended 1989, No. 71, § 4; 1989, No. 219 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 2005, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 138.)