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Did you indicate on your application for Emergency Medicaid that your father was not a US Citizen?
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I cannot comment on your specific case, but generally, if a disabled / person with severe medical condition is not picked up from the hospital by relative or next of kin, then the hospital in fact can declare such patient that cannot take care of himself abandoned and start legal proceedings to declare such person a ward of state and the state agency will decide as to where to place such person or how to proceed.
Generally, any person who does pickup disabled patient from the hospital, would have to follow the home care criteria recommended by the hospital upon discharge and failure to follow such home care, can in fact result in the caretakers / relative(s) can be criminally charged with elder abuse / negligence.
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