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My brother was brought in the a psych unit last night.

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My brother was brought in the a psych unit last night . Transferred this morning and the hospital won’t tell us where since he’s an adult. Which I understand I’m in the health field myself and psychology field . My concern is he’s not stable . Therefore my mother should be able to access this information

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? It matters because laws vary by location.

NJ

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have been taken so far?

Called the hispital. Tried talking to the compliance department but they’re off today. Calling every mental/ crisis departments we can find in the area

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

He was taken in involuntary last night by the cops after attempting suicide

Lawyer's Assistant: I'm sorry if I'm reading you wrong here, but it seems as though you might be considering committing suicide or hurting yourself. Am I right?

No my brother who we’re trying to find was

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Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

Unless your mother has a signed power of attorney form or a signed HIPAA release form, they cannot give her any information without a court order. So, legally, they cannot give out his information unless your mom or some other family member has a properly signed power of attorney or a signed HIPAA release.

If he is mentally unstable, any of your family members can go to court tomorrow to file a petition for guardianship over an adult to get a court order showing he is not able to care for his own affairs and then if the court issues a guardianship or power of attorney then that member can get his information.

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