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A 14 y.o. was brought for admission to a partial hospital program

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A 14 y.o. was brought for admission to a partial hospital program for behavioral health treatment by her stepfather. Her biological father has never been in her life. Pt has an order of protection against her mother and can have no contact with her. Can the stepfather legally sign the documents for admission to this adolescent program?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Lively replied 8 years ago.


The stepfather can only sign the documents if he is the legal guardian. If the biological father still has parental rights, he would legally have to be the one to sign documents.

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