My question involves public health law in the State of: Hawaii
Recently a friend accidentally took a possibly lethal amount of a drug. Poison control was called and they were given her real name but when we got to the hospital she used a fake name for fear of military repercussions. However a nurse at the hospital had the note from poison control with her real name. All the forms and discharge papers had her fake name. Would the hospital make any attempt to find out if the name given was real? No ID is required in Hawaii and she did not provide her ID or SS#. My address was used for the billing address and my real name. We intend to pay the bill in full. I would imagine it would be a waste of their time and resources to try to figure out which name was real since they will be getting their money. Are they even legally able to look into the matter and correct the forms? The real name is very generic with tons of people with the same first and last name.