If I have POA for my mother can they legally force my mother to go to a mental hospital to be evaluated?
She is very happy and active, she loves to talk walks. Unfortunately on one of her walks she met a neighbor. A woman who felt the need to call adult protective services and tell them my mother was being neglected. APS called me, I let them come to my house and evaluate my mother. They are telling me that she needs to be on meds and she needs to go into a mental hospital for 14 days to be evaluated further. I refuse to let that happen. I can take my mother to the Dr.
Can they legally force my mother to go?