Mental Health Legal Questions and Answers

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Who is Entitled to Mental Health Care in Florida?

My Aunt has a 49 yr old severely mentally retarded son. Unable to care for himself. The son is in a home provided by the state of Florida - with exceptional care. If my 86 year old aunt moves out of state to a nursing home closer to us - what happens to the care provided to her son in the state of Florida? Would the state of Florida no longer provide care to him?

03/03/2011   |   Category: Mental Health   |   State: Florida   |   #24337

What are a Minor's Rights in New York When Commited to a Mental Ward?

\A boy (15) was (Falsely) taken in to the Psychiatric ER of a Hospital by his mother on the pretense that he is 'Suicidal' after 24-48 hours the Hospital was ready to release him (they didn't find any signs of mental illness) the boy then claimed that 'The mom abused him and he wont go with her, Child services investigated and didn't find any abuse. The boy says 'enough is enou...

09/26/2010   |   Category: Mental Health   |   State: New York   |   #23259

What Are the Legal Consequences of Having Paranoid Delusions?

I have this problem. There are two individuals who psychologically and repeatedly use a trick to drive me crazy. Both of the individuals do not know each other but some how do this to me. One of the individuals was a friend of my dads and they worked together. While he was at my house he got angry at me and said he was going to put it in my ear. I now suffer from this. This is ...

05/05/2010   |   Category: Mental Health   |   State: Nebraska   |   #22018

Can Law Enforcement Be Required to Transport a Mentally Ill Person to a Hospital?

When someone is placed on an M-1 Mental Hold (72 hour) by a medical provider is the local law enforcement required to transport this person? Especially if they have no medical coverage for an ambulance? Thanks.

01/13/2010   |   Category: Mental Health   |   State: Colorado   |   #20421

Was it legal for the mental health hospital to hold me against my will?

I was a voluntary patient twice in a mental health hospital. I requested to leave and was held 14 days one time 9 days the next. I was never offered the form of my intention to leave, and later found out they didn't even have the form or know what it was. Was this illegal to hold me?

02/13/2009   |   Category: Mental Health   |   State: Michigan   |   #15241

Does my son have to go to prison for his actions when he has been diagnosed as schizophrenic?

I LIVE IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON. MY SON IS IN JAIL AND THE COURT WANTS TO SEND HIM TO PRISON FOR OPENING CARS. ON MAY 5TH 2008 DEPUTY'S FOUND A STOLEN GUN UNDER HIS BED MATTRESS. MY QUESTION IS: WHY DOES MY SON HAVE TO GO TO PRISON IF HE IS DIAGNOSED WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA AND HE HAS BEEN IN AND OUT OF THE HOSPITAL? I EVEN WENT TO GET HELP WHEN HE DID NOT TAKE HIS MEDICINE. THE...

02/10/2009   |   Category: Mental Health   |   State: Washington   |   #15212

What can I do legally if my sister has invaded my privacy affecting my mental health?

I made a private statement to my sister and she made it public knowledge. I never want to hurt anybody and by her disclosing this information and telling this at my new place of employment and telling my new boss personal and private information about me, I am harassed in and out if work and can not leave my house without people knowing who I am and knowing my most deepest thou...

01/15/2009   |   Category: Mental Health   |   State: Massachusetts   |   #14996

Can a husband be legally liable for his wife's anger problem if he does not seek help for her?

Will a husband be legally liable if he does not seek help for his wife who, to his knowledge, has a problem of controlling her anger?

05/03/2007   |   Category: Mental Health   |   State: New York   |   #3654

Where can I find forms that would allow myhusband to make mental health decisions for me?

I was told that I need to get a form that has the words mental health in the title to use for naming my husband as the agent to object to which medical facility I should or should not go to, should the courts get involved.Would you tell me which form I need and the link that I can find it on.

04/03/2007   |   Category: Mental Health   |   State: Texas   |   #2552

How do I have my spouse committed to a mental health facility?

I would like to know the exact title of the form I should use when I need to be the agent in determining which facility or if I will allow my spouse to be admitted to a certain mental health facility. We don't want it to be determined by the courts.

04/03/2007   |   Category: Mental Health   |   State: Texas   |   #2551
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