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Can a nursing home keep a patient without her consent?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes
If a doctor has put a temporary emergency hold or the state has deemed the patient not competent to make his/her own decisions or the power of attorney (or legal guardian) has requested it (and the patient lacks capacity to make the decision at the time), then yes - a hospital or other medical facility like a nursing home can involuntarily hold a patient.

In brief: Yes
If a doctor has put a temporary emergency hold or the state has deemed the patient not competent to make his/her own decisions or the power of attorney (or legal guardian) has requested it (and the patient lacks capacity to make the decision at the time), then yes - a hospital or other medical facility like a nursing home can involuntarily hold a patient.
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