Patient Rights


Patient Rights in the American Healthcare System

By Trisha Torrey, from Verywellhealth. What rights do American patients have as they navigate through the American healthcare system? You have rights that are granted and enforced by law, such as the Health Insurance Portability… Read More


Can A Patient Refuse COVID-19 Testing

By SmithAmundsen LLC, Apr. 21, 2020. The United States has tested 3.2 million people for COVID-19, which is only about one percent of the population. It should come as no surprise that not every person...

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Can Patients Record Their Doctors Appointments

State, federal laws govern whether doctor visits can be recorded Audio and video recordings of doctors’ visits can be used to improve patients’ and families’ understanding of medical conditions and care instructions. In some situations,… Read More




AHA Patient’s Bill of Rights

The AHA Patient’s Bill of Rights is only a guideline for hospitals. Americans have few legal patient rights.  From the American Hospital Association: A Patient’s Bill of Rights was first adopted by the American Hospital… Read More