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.
Man has Alzheimer and Parkinson and is unable to care for himself. He is in long term care and wants to check out against medical advice. His wife is unable to care for him. What are her options to make sure he stays and receives the care he needs?
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,...Read more »
Our daughter is 26 and has been in 3 rehabs and been medically detoxed more times than we can count. She also suffers fro anxiety, depression and PTSD. Upon release from her latest rehab last week, she began to drink again, and in less than 2 weeks time, was placed in 2 72 hour involutary psych.... Read more »
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...Read more »
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.
I went to see a healthcare provider for back and knee pain. He gave me Motrin and sent me on my way without asking questions or taking any tests. A couple weeks later I went back fro extreme pain and swelling in my legs and feet to the point my feet were turning blue. Provider said it was a... Read more »
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.
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.
I had a positive pregnancy test 6 months ago, around the last time I could have conceived a child. I was taking lithium at the time. I made an OB appointment but they didn't want to see me until 8 weeks later. I went to my psychiatrist and she took me off the lithium and put me on a safer... Read more »
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...Read more »
In the strictest sense, yes, his word is enough IF he is believeable, sincere, articulate, or in other words, he does a good job communicating and testifying. If always up to the Judge to make this kind of decision, and its not based on how many people testify- its who is the most convincing. I...Read more »
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