What is a drug rehab’s responsibility to inform a minorbpatient’s parents of their release?

My nephew was in a treatment rehab; he is 16. They told his parent he was doing well; his Mom was there visiting on Monday. However, when she called on Wednesday, they said he wasn’t there anymore. They had told his probation office to come pick him up but no one had even let his parents know what was up.

Asked on September 17, 2012 under Personal Injury, Nevada


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states of this country if there is a court order mandating that a drug rehabilitation facility keep a minor's parents advised of his or her status and location for pick up. Absent such order the facility has no obligation to the parents with respect to the minor.

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