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Originally posted by ezziboo
The patient was allowed to leave AMA; #2 seems reason enough to request court approval of a 72-hour hold for observation. I find it doubtful that a hospital would do such a thing...but, I may have missed something in his post that would explain allowing AMA discharge.
72-Hour Mental Health Hold
One of three conditions must be present for an individual to be placed on a 72-hour hold. The designated personnel believe there is probable cause that because of a mental disorder the individual is:
1) A danger to him or herself;
2) A danger to others; or
3) Gravely disabled (unable to provide for his or her basic personal needs for food, clothing or shelter).
Originally posted by intelgurl
The Doctor has to be Matthew McConaughey!
"Every morning I would drop him off at the hospital," said Tammi Perteet (his wife).
When he didn't call one night last week, she got worried and called the E.R. To her surprise, the people there had never heard of him.
"I said, 'I'm trying to locate my husband, Dr. Perteet.' And she said, 'Dr. who? We don't have a Dr. Perteet.' And she says, 'Are you talking about the guy that had this cell phone?' And I said 'yes.' And she says, 'Oh, he was arrested last night for impersonating a doctor,'" Tammi Perteet said.
Perteet was arrested and booked into the Fulton County Jail on charges of identity fraud, receiving stolen property, and credit card theft.
He was found at the hospital with a stolen Piedmont security badge and a vial of medicine.
"I was told [by Piedmont Hospital] at the time he was arrested, he and a nurse were taking a patient from the emergency room into intensive care," said Tammi Perteet.
As for the stolen badge, it said a doctor reported it missing and it was deactivated.