What must a patient present with or say before a psychologist or physician can involuntarily commit a patient? In one case, would simply stating suicidal ideation or self harm enough or must they have an active plan to hurt themselves or others? Are there strict standards or is it up to the... View More
In Massachusetts, the criteria for a psychologist or medical professional to involuntarily commit an adult are specific and must be met with due diligence. A patient can be involuntarily committed if they are deemed to pose a risk of serious harm due to mental illness. This risk can be due to...View More
My mom moved two years ago to take care of her mom. A month ago my grandmother had a stroke. And her siblings have told us that my mom herself is not doing well. My mom’s family has Alzheimer’s in her family. My sisters and I have been trying to get her paper work and ID to get her back, her... View More
A Massuchusetts attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. At this point, you could repost under Puerto Rico (Click "Show More States") to see if you could get input from attorneys in Puerto Rico. It's possible your...View More
I'm not positive about Medicaid. She receives $1500.00/mo from separated spouse & $200.00/mo in socal security. She has no other assets...Until...a sister died & has left her an inheritance of $200,000.00+.
She has 8 children. Our questions are, if she stays in the nursing... View More
If her mental status is in doubt then there should be a Conservator appointed by the Probae Court where mother resides to handle her finances and also a Guardian to handle her care if there are not agents under a Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy granted authority to act by her prior to...View More
violation at the very least, since these are employees of staffing agencies, who are the real "covered entities" here. They supply the WC insurance, payroll, are the holders of their personnel records, etc. They also almost all have provisions written into their contracts that state... View More
The employer can communicate directly with the temp employment agency that supplied the employees of the employer's requirement that the temp employees obtain and pass a DOT physical. It is, likely, not appropriate for the employer to communicate this need directly to contracted employees...View More
Sounds like she is subjecting herself to a Contempt Complaint. Please review your separation agreement for what her obligations are and if all conditions are met and start first with a courteous explanatory letter indicating the Contempt if she removes your coverage. Your damages could well...View More
My daughter's father is falsely accusing me of using drugs and/or improperly using drugs. He's requesting I take a hair follicle test but I have evidence to prove that. How would I go about filing for slander, disobeying court orders and being falsely accused? Also, I entered a... View More
Usually random drug screens through the Court's probation department provider would be ordered where there is such an accusation. If you are willing to do so you can also ask the Court to have father so screened. The focus should be on establishing that you are not abusing drugs and are able...View More
I had emergency surgery and they filed a claim, 3 months later they canceled my policy due to not verifying my address and then sent me a letter requesting correct information for the claims filed and to help them figure out how the claims can be paid correctly? im trying to respond on their online... View More
Your matter is more complicated than one where a simple "yes" or "no" would do as a answer. The ideal situation would be that if your settlement is in connection with an accident where you are represented by an attorney, to have them look into the validity of the lien for an...View More
Yes I am disabled, on hemodialysis, and get palliative care services. My house will be closing on Wednesday. I will be getting about $150,000 (that's the gain). What federal/state assistance programs will be affected by this gain of money? Is there any legal way around it or to avoid losing... View More
Contact your health insurance carrier without delay to notify them of the security breach. If you receive bills for co-payments or other uncovered charges, contact the entities doing the billing (hospitals, physicians, ambulance services, etc.) and coordinate with your insurance carrier to...View More
It depends. If you have a divorce agreement or court order that states you shall keep him on your health insurance so long as he is eligible, you would not be able to remove him without court approval.
I assume the title is as joint tenants. Until your mother dies you both own the home. The fact she temporarily is not living there does not mean you own the home. Assuming your title is as joint tenants, when your mother passes you record her death certificate and at that point the sole title to...View More
I am 98.5 yrs old, visually impaired, and wish to have my daughter, who is a clinician make all medical decisions for me. I have executed a health care proxy and durable P.O.A., but they only are activated if I am unconscious or not intact mentally.
As in requiring a public school to set up a special church for you to study in? No, that would violate the Establishment Clause. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me,...View More
Was this release ordered by a court? Why did the release occur? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media...View More
You can certainly file a complaint with the state's medical board. If you don't pay, the doctor might send your case to collections and damage your credit, so take that into consideration. You may have to do a lot of legal fighting in court to sort this out with the doctor's office...View More
By my insurance co. They claim his billing co screwed up, he is trying to blame my pcp. Either way he says he will discharge me if i dont get it fixed or pay it myself (ins co says i have zero liability) i do not want to go see another dr, massachusetts has been tough on pain patients recently and... View More
Contact the insurance commissioner. You can't force the doctor to see you. It's on you to resolve it. Insurance company is correct except that you have probably signed a paper with the doctor that says that you are ultimately responsible to pay.
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