My question involves public health law in the State of: New York
My 17 year old son was involuntarily committed to the hospital for a suicidal threat. The hospital now states that they can basically keep him for as long as they want and also transfer him to a state hospital 3 hours away from me.
I want him to come home.
What are mine and his legal rights?
I got a name of the some lawyer (from the hospital) who is the attorney for the NY state mental health department who when I straight out asked how many cases he won and the patient could leave, he said he had never won a case. So basically any hearing involving him and the hospital is meaningless.
I am desperate for help. I don't want my son transferred away where I can not see him. They have him so heavily medicated now he could not harm a fly.