Elopement definition

Elopement means an occurrence in which a resident leaves a facility without following facility policy and procedures.
Elopement means any situation in which a registered or admitted patient, excluding events involving adults with decision making capacity, leaves the hospital without staff being aware that the patient has done so.
Elopement means when a resident who is cognitively, physically, mentally, emotionally, or chemically impaired or cognitively intact, wanders away, walks away, runs away, escapes, or otherwise leaves a facility unsupervised or unnoticed without knowledge of the licensee’s personnel.

Examples of Elopement in a sentence

  • Elopement is a violation of customary law that greatly disturbs the balance of society.

  • Elopement, which refers to a resident leaving the premises or a safe area without authorization, is defined in section F689 of Appendix PP of the State Operations Manual.Exit is defined in section F906 in Appendix PP of the State Operations Manual.


More Definitions of Elopement

Elopement means leaving the premises without notice when the residence has assumed responsibility for the resident’s whereabouts.
Elopement means an event in which a patient who is cognitively, physically, mentally, emotionally, or chemically impaired wanders away, walks away, runs away, escapes, or otherwise leaves the facility unsupervised, unnoticed, or prior to their scheduled discharge.
Elopement means a resident who is incapable of protecting himself or herself from harm is able to successfully leave a safe area or safe premises.
Elopement. , as used herein, means leaving the premises without notice when the residence has assumed responsibility for the resident’s whereabouts.
Elopement means the leaving of a designated hospital or designated program or training school without lawful authority.
Elopement. , as used herein, means leaving the premises without notice when the adult day care program has assumed responsibility for the participant’s whereabouts.