New State Law Is Forcing San Diego to Grapple With Its Lack of Recovery Options for Homeless Patients–CIE Working with Providers to Better Assess Regional Need – 211 San Diego

New State Law Is Forcing San Diego to Grapple With Its Lack of Recovery Options for Homeless Patients–CIE Working with Providers to Better Assess Regional Need

Regional leaders have publicly called for more so-called recuperative care beds to aid homeless San Diegans recovering from major health issues. There are only a few dozen of those beds countywide – and the San Diego Rescue Mission, which had for years operated the largest facility in central San Diego, halted its program just as a new state law governing how hospitals release patients took effect. The Community Information Exchange, affiliated with service line 211 San Diego, is working with hospitals and homeless service providers to collect data to better nail down the regional need.

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