Anthony Marvin Avery's answer Was TennCare listed as a Creditor in your Bankruptcy? Were they listed as an unsecured, non-priority Debt? And if so, did the State fight it? You must look at your Bankruptcy File, and will probably have to spend alot of time with the Court's File. Hire a competent attorney. But if TennCare was never listed as a Creditor, then the Debt was probably not Discharged, and is enforceable six years from the date that the Debt was created, or ten years from date of Judgment.
Marjorie A Bristol's answer You can ask the court to appoint you as his conservator. There are mental health services including mental health case managers to help, but unless you are his conservator, he can refuse those services.
Marjorie A Bristol's answer No, not if you are in active labor. The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) is a federal law that requires anyone coming to an emergency department to be stabilized and treated, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer Your question does not specify, but I assume this health insurance is for minor children? If he provides documentation that he has been turned down/does not qualify, then I would purchase substitute insurance. ( Its always better to have some health insurance in the event of unforseen medical bills- if you don't have anything, your kids go without or you have to pay big bills of out own pocket).If he applied and tried to get insurance, he probably has some paperwork explaining why he was turned...
Marjorie A Bristol's answer He will ask if your step son wants to hurt himself, wants to hurt someone else, and can he care for himself in a way that would not put him in immediate danger. He will also need to determine if your stepson has a mental illness or a serious emotional disturbance. Another option to consider in situations like this is conservatorship. A conservator gets to make medical, financial, and other decisions for the "ward". The standard for this is that your stepson "needs assistance" in managing...
William Head's answer This case likely will not be pursued by a Tennessee civil lawyer, but this link takes you to a listing of TN cities, that you can use to fine a list of lawyers near you. Call a few of them, and talk via phone, to see if the case has any value.
In some situations, family can conduct an "intervention" where they confront the individual and convince them to voluntarily admit themselves to rehab. Your situation is tragic, but the person has to acknowledge that they need help before rehab can help them. There is a process for "judicial hospitalization" for people who exhibit mental health problems- someone has to...
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer Based strictly on what you say in this question, I would say "yes" - as the parent ( I assume you have legal custody) you have the right to consent to treatment for your child or to withhold consent, or to withdraw consent.
However, if there are any court proceedings involved, this would change.
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer Someone ( most likely the spouse) should file to have him declared incompetent and a conservator appointed for him. SHE ( the wife) does not have to be the conservator, although as spouse she has the right to serve if she wants to. If she can't handle the chore, HE still needs a conservator, and in some jurisdictions, there is a "public guardian" ( kind of like a public defender) who can be appointed to act for those people who don't any kin willing to serve.
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer The involuntary commitment procedure is the only option, and it sounds like you have already tried this. The other hospitals may be releasing her because of financial issues. A doctor has to give his professional opinion that she is dangerous to herself or others, and while no one would ever admit this, people who don't have good health insurance will get released because there's no one to pay for the care. Our court system goes to great pains to make sure no one is deprived of their freedom...
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer If you are under 18, the law says you lack the required maturity to act for someone else. You may be very mature for your age, but unfortunately, the law applies to everyone, and it does not allow for "special exceptions". You should find another adult to act for your mother.
Peter N. Munsing's answer It isn't required that they treat you. . Did you ask them for pain medication? Doctors these days are twitchy about people who ask for pain medication. k
However, the ACA and medical records act require they provide you with your records. If they have an attitude, if they are part of a larger organization--a hopital network for instance--the records will be electronically kept & they have to give you a copy. If you say you don't want paper, you want it on a disc, they can only charge...
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer ANYONE can be involuntarily committed for a brief time IF you can convince a Judge that they are dangerous to themselves of others. The process is called "judicial hospitalization" - Generally, thye can be held for 72 hours, long enough for a psychiatrist to evaluate and/or medicate them.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Need more information but neurologists see who they want, and even if the office told you to go there it's not anything you can bring a legal case about. Consult with a local attorney offering free consultations but that's my assay of your issue.
Do not discuss your concerns widely with medical staff otherwise the word will get back to the neurologist and you'll never see them.
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer DCS never wants to take custody of children, and they do so only in the worst situations. It sounds like you had reasonable beliefs so I would not focus on what has happened in the past , but rather focus on the future. Get yourself to a doctor, take care of yourself, make plans for where you going to live and how you are going to take care of this child ( daycare?) and work to support yourself. Let the father know and if he is unwilling to help, contact the district attorney child support...
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