I thought there was a 2010 federal law passed saying patients have a civil right to choose who can visit. My wife was told that the birth of our first child in August will now be where instead of her mom and sisters plus myself be allowed, they will only allow 1 person and then mentioned I might... Read more »
Yes the hospitals are allowed to impose reasonable restrictions during this public health emergency. I haven't heard of any hospital denying all visitors, but I do believe most are restricting it to one visitor and requiring the visitor to pass some medical protocol to enter the hospital. If...Read more »
On May 2019 I became my father's Medical Power of Attorney. I provided a copy to the hospital were he was in. On June 8, 2019 my father was transferred to Intensive care unit. My father had decided to be a full code because he has other children that live 3-5 hours away and he... Read more »
I'm very sorry for your loss. A person could generally represent themselves in any given tort matter. Whether such a case would be viable could be another matter. I'm sorry for the anxiety that this matter has caused you, but these situations with DNRs and other directives do arise in...Read more »
My dad's company recently held a meeting and forced all their employees to attend. No one in the room was wearing a mask or practiced social distancing, and the company have been negligent since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in their regard for the safety of their employees. They are a... Read more »
Thank you for posting your question here. The issue you present is going to be common I suspect, and from my perspective as a workers' compensation (WC) attorney (I do not practice in any of the other three areas mentioned in the post) I think it is going to be difficult to qualify for...Read more »
I'm a 15 year old transgender and I want to take HRT, but my parents won't let me. Can my parents legally deny me access to Hormone Replacement Therapy? It is an urgent, serious, and time sensitive procedure, so is there any legal way I can get HRT without my parents consent?
Everything is urgent, serious, and time-sensitive when you are 15 years-old. Likely doubly so for a transgender teen. Your post is also somewhat confusing because the headline discusses mental illness and the body of the question discusses being transgender. My understanding is that individuals who...Read more »
Although severance pay is not required by law in Arizona, employers will sometimes offer a severance package when they are terminating an employee. Employers can offer a severance package out of the goodness of their hearts to soften the blow of an involuntary termination, but the main legal...Read more »
My brother and his girlfriend just had a baby. They both have drug issues. I tried to get info from the hospital but they evaded me and wouldn't say anything. No idea how the baby is doing and haven't even seen her yet, she was born a week ago. Was getting ready to start paperwork to take... Read more »
This is a very small amount of information in what is almost certainly a complex situation. With that caveat, the short answer is: you can't. There is no "how." The answer is just "no." You do not have a right to the information. It is a violation of federal law for the...Read more »
Although, the woman stood there coughing and her voice gone, and having trouble breathing. The Walmart tech and staff refused to help her and insisted the lady was going to use the albuterol machine mouth piece for drugs (Walmart has the mouth piece for the machine on their website for sale, the... Read more »
My aunt was sent to the emergency because of breathing and she had an open wond that she's been going thru for years.. they said her lungs were good that she was able to go home but she was supposed to stay over night to get antibiotics.. so they had put her under observations and so I got a... Read more »
If the health insurance company has paid off the hospital, can the hospital still ask for money from a car accident settlement in Arizona? I understand that health insurance companies work deals with hospitals to pay a lower price so with that being said, could the hospital still ask for more money... Read more »
If you had an attorney representing you on your bodily injury claim, your attorney is the one to talk to. This often gets resolved through the attorneys handling a personal injury case to make sure all liens are resolved when disbursing the settlement funds. In general, the hospital can ask for...Read more »
My mother has history of seizure while detoxing - I call at first sight of seizure for help. My step dad waited last time until her 8th in a row and she had to be intubated and icu for days. Is he obligated by any law to call for help? What if she dies ? I live in Arizona
Usually a special relationship is required. Talk to a local injury lawyer.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is...Read more »
A sober living house getting a monthly fee paid to them from substance abuse outpatient therapy center for bringing their clients to the outpatient center. The stark law and anti kickback statute say it's only illegal if the clients are in federal/government healthcare programs such as... Read more »
".....If she is taken out of treatment against medical advice then Rosewood is unable to assist in any discharge preparation including transitioning and setting up aftercare, sending records, providing a meal plan, providing prescriptions, etc."
This is going to depend on how the multiple individuals are appointed. If they are appointed in a single power of attorney, and there is no direction as to whose decision will overrule the others then it will likely go to court. If there are conflicting documents appointing the power of attorney it...Read more »
In general yes, because under ARS 14-5312 a guardian of an incapacitated person has the same general authority that a parent would have over their unemancipated minor child. The guardian is required to act in their ward's best interest.
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