A person may not be held for longer than 72 hours and when the 72 hours is up the person must be released unless charged with a crime, or the person must decide to stay on a voluntary basis or the facility must file a petition for involuntary commitment.
how does this make since? I baker acted my wife, she has bipolar and doesn’t want to admit it, now she is out and wants a divorce and the establishment She was at will not give out any information on her diagnosis.
We cannot provide legal or medical advice. HIPPA – So long as the patient does not object, HIPAA allows the provider to share or discuss a patient’s mental health information with the patient’s family members. See 45 CFR 164.510(b). https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/hipaa-privacy-rule-and-sharing-info-related-to-mental-health.pdf