Patient Rights

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

Can You Leave A Hospital At Any Time

How to Make an Informed Choice. Most of the time, doctors and patients will agree when it is time to be discharged from the hospital. However, there are circumstances when there may be disagreement. In… Read More