AMA Discharges - page 2

by catlover314

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Has anyone noticed an uptick in parents seeking discharge Against Medical Advice?... Read More


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    Quick question.....is it possible that checking a child out AMA would not be reported to child protection?? Sorry my past is coming in, but I worked for child protection, and for a sickly child who needed medical care, going AMA might classifiy as medical neglect....Have any of you seen it go that far? Just curious.
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    We would get an emergency custody thru the court.
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    We've had a couple parents threaten and our charge RN let me know that the police would arrest the parents the minute they left the hospital and the child would be brought back immediately to the NICU. The arrest is for child endangerment/neglect and it would immediately become a CPS as well as a criminal issue. I've never had parents actually go through with it though.

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    Has anyone noticed an uptick in parents seeking discharge Against Medical Advice?
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    OK I felt that's what would happen as we have gotten custody of children in the past for medical neglect for not seeking care/following with care.


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