I am 16. I am in the hospital for pneumonia and I have to stay here for a couple of days. I don't want to. It's boring, smells weird, and the food is gross. Can I just walk out? Wouldn't it be illegal to keep me here? My mom won't come get me 😞
Most Helpful Guy
You're under 18 so you can't leave without your parent's consent. You should stay anyway because pneumonia can kill you if it isn't treated properly0
Most Helpful Girl
If you're in the States, there are a whole bunch of possible outcomes.
The mildest outcome would be that a report gets written up, some cursory attempt to contact yr parent/guardian is made, and that's that.
The most severe outcome would be notification of Child Protective Services and/or law enforcement.
There are several possibilities in between.
If you are seriously considering this... consider that the cops might be called on yr parents. Would that be worth it, now? Because "the food is gross" and the place "smells weird"?
The technical term here is "AMA discharge" (AMA = against medical advice). If you want to read about it on the internets.
Don't be stupid, please.0