My brother is in a Convelisin home in Tex.They have already told us when he passes they will be unable to tell us because of the Heppa law We have a very bad relation ship with his wife and she has made it known she will not tell us. How long must he be dead before the home can tell us. There are only 3 sisters left.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): California
nothing yet. He is critical ill and I know it can be any time
Thank you for your question. I will do my best to assist you with your concerns. If you would like me to clarify my answer, I will be happy to do so.I am terribly sorry to hear that you are in this situation. When families fight, it is never easy on the remaining family members. To answer your question directly, it is not the job of the home to inform you of the passing. If the wife formally informs them to keep such information private, they would really have no choice but to do so, since upon passing the medical records would still be in control of the closest kin to him, which would be his spouse. If he passes away, then potentially you would need to do a search online for a formal obituary since there is no legal requirement that either the home nor his spouse inform you personally of his passing. I realize that it is unfair to you as his family, but if she chooses to be difficult, she does have that ability in this instance.Good luck.
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