Report of Central and Group Hospital Committee
held at the Women's Hospital October 21st,
following Group Hospital Committees were present:
Monday Lake Shore
Friday Orchard Grove
rules were unanimously adopted by all groups represented which
a copy is enclosed. It was suggested that the hospital be notified
by members of the Central Hospital Committee and necessary printing
be furnished by the Central Committee.
was also suggested that the Hospital Committee of the various
groups meet at least once a month to work out better hospitalization
for A.A. patients.
The next meeting will be held
at 8920 Euclid Avenue, Tuesday, November 18th, 1941 at 8:30 P.M.
THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL COMMITTEE
H. L. M______________(Chairman)
a meeting of the Hospital Committee, consisting of representatives
from each group, held at 12214 Detroit Avenue on Tuesday, October
21st, 1941, the following rules and regulations were adopted for
general use by the Hospitals and the Sanitariums accepting A.A.
PROCEDURE FOR ENTERING NEW PATIENTS
The sponsor's first action shall be to notify a group hospital
committee and to obtain their sanction, before entering a patient,
giving full particulars as to the identity and financial responsibility
of said patient, and who is to be responsible for payment of bill.
It shall be the duty of the sponsor to see that the person who
is to be responsible for the payment of the hospital bill has
made satisfactory arrangements with them directly or prior to
the admittance of the patient.
INSTRUCTIONS TO HOSPITALS
Call a physician immediately.
The hospital will make out a complete case history.
The hospital will be furnished official A.A. Visitation Record,
which must be kept for each patient.
No one excepting A.A. members will be permitted to visit patients,
except at the discretion of attending physician.
No visitors will be permitted after 11:00 P.M.
Patient will not be given his street clothes until the last day,
except on occasions when sponsor brings him to a meeting. Upon
returning from the meeting, clothes are to be taken from the patient.
All packages for the patient must be inspected by the person in
Hospitals and Sanitariums will not permit more than two men to
talk with any one patient at any one time.
Patients will not be permitted any outside contact, such as, mail
or telephone calls, except through his sponsor.
Hospitals will have patients available to visitors at all times,
up to 11:00 P.M., except where it conflicts with the Hospital
Hospitals and Sanitariums will be used for the purpose for which
they are intended, and not as meeting places or club rooms, except
at the Women's Hospital.
Under no circumstances may a patient in Hospital or Sanitarium
be taken to a meeting, without the approval of his sponsor.
Wives or husbands of A.A. members will not be permitted to be
present, when a patient is being contacted.
No hospitals or sanitariums are to make any reference to A.A.
in its promotional or publicity programs.
DEFINITION OF RETROVERT - OR "SLIPPER"
man or woman who has been sponsored, and has attended at least
one A.A. meeting, and then takes a drink, is considered a retrovert,
RULES GOVERNING RETROVERTS
When a retro is placed in a hospital, the procedure followed shall
be the same as that for the new patients.
Retroverts may not be placed in a hospital unless arrangements
can be made for their complete isolation from new patients.
Except for visitation by sponsor, retroverts will be left completely
alone for two days and two nights.