Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Putting Illegal Dumping of Homeless Patients to an End

Abandoning homeless patients on the streets of skid row is wrong and a practice we see all too often. It leaves people vulnerable and unprotected at a time when they are in the greatest need of care.

This morning, I joined Councilwoman Jan Perry in introducing legislation that would make this practice illegal in Los Angeles. Creating a more seamless transfer process between hospitals and homeless services will give patients the opportunity to get off the streets and start rebuilding their lives.