My son voluntarily comitted himself to a psych hospital, after we left him there, the staff was not watching him like they were suppose to, he had two seizures and fell and hit his head. They put him on medicine he has had a reaction to, they were informed of this. They were also suppose to contact his wife before they changed any of his medicine, they didn't. When we called and told them we want to take him home they threatened to have him comitted.
Can we legally take him out without them having him comitted? He is not dangerous to anyone. I found a review from someone else that has gone to the facility and faced the same problem, it took them three days to get out. The hospital is Springbrook Behavior Center in Travelers Rest, SC
Carolyn,If he voluntarily committed himself, he can check himself out at any time. If for some reason the doctor disagrees, then they can pursue an involuntary commitment and potentially hold him for up to 3 days. This call is regrettably up to the medical doctor if they feel that he is still unable to be let out. But you personally cannot discharge him unless you have a medical power of attorney. Otherwise only your son can self-discharge, or attempt to do so.Good luck.
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