Legal Question in Discrimination Law in California

Is it legal for someone to send a boy to a mental hospital just because he's gay? ... And is it legal for them to send him to a mental hospital without his parents consent?

Asked on 3/07/13, 1:57 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services

Unfortunately parents can get kids pretty much any mental health treatment they want, no matter how unacceptable to main stream mental health professionals. Without the parent's consent, however, it would be a very unusual circumstance in which a child could be sent to a mental hospital.

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Answered on 3/07/13, 9:04 am

Alden Knisbacher Knisbacher Law Offices

Would have to have more details. Do your parents no longer have legal custody?

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Answered on 3/07/13, 4:53 pm

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