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Old 02-28-2013, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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An article in our local news today has me thinking.A wanted person was spotted by State Police and led them on a pursuit. He abandoned his car and led them on a foot chase through a residential area. Refusing to give up he grabbed a shovel and an officer shot him hitting him in the chest.
Now here is the question.. Should the man's family not be able to get information about his condition. They say they were told they would be told if he dies. I am posting a link to the story..
Family seeks to visit man involved in police chase - By Melissa Steele - CapeGazette.com - Covering Delaware's Cape Region - Inland Bays, Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Milton, Dewey Beach, USA
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:08 AM
 
Location: US
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I am going to say no unless he signed the paperwork.

Family does not mean friendly. All he has to do is sign some paperwork and they would have that info.

From the link above:

" ''It's a federal law and as an adult, 42, we can't share his medical information without his consent," Painter said. "He hasn't signed the paperwork." Painter said DOC is gathering the necessary paperwork for consent, and Schueller should receive them Monday to sign.
Jason Miller, spokesman for the Attorney General's Office, said all visitors to a person in DOC custody must call a visitation line."
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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An article in our local news today has me thinking.A wanted person was spotted by State Police and led them on a pursuit. He abandoned his car and led them on a foot chase through a residential area. Refusing to give up he grabbed a shovel and an officer shot him hitting him in the chest.
Now here is the question.. Should the man's family not be able to get information about his condition. They say they were told they would be told if he dies. I am posting a link to the story..
Family seeks to visit man involved in police chase - By Melissa Steele - CapeGazette.com - Covering Delaware's Cape Region - Inland Bays, Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Milton, Dewey Beach, USA
No. He is an adult. The family have no standing in the issue and cannot and does not need to know. Unless he dies, the issue is between the state and him.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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No. He is an adult. The family have no standing in the issue and cannot and does not need to know. Unless he dies, the issue is between the state and him.
Suppose he was hit by a hit and run driver and not conscious according to this the family could be given no info on his condition??
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:29 AM
 
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A guy who's been shot in the chest is unlikely to be able to sign a release.
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