Year: 1987 Source: Regan Reports on Nursing Law, v.27, no.10, (March 1987), p.4 SIEC No: 19871600

This article describes the case of a young man who was denied psychiatric hospitalization because his parents were unable to pay a $400 deposit. The young man subsequently died by suicide after admittance was refused. The decision of the doctor to ignore the advice of the nurses, who urged him to waive the deposit & admit the young man into the hospital, is discussed. Implications of this case for hospital policies are presented. (SC)