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Can a Magistrate Judge refused to allow a patient necessary

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Can a Magistrate Judge refused to allow a patient necessary Medical Care for suicide attempt. To State it different if a doctor declares that a patient needs to go to a psychiatric facility can a Magistrate Judge override that and send him straight to jail
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 4 months ago.

Yes, the Judge is the final decision maker in a case. The Judge can take or not take the recommendations of a doctor.

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