Patient Rights

AHA Patient’s Bill of Rights

From the American Hospital Association. A Patient’s Bill of Rights was first adopted by the American Hospital Association in 1973. This revision was approved by the AHA Board of Trustees on October 21, 1992.   ...

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Do You Have the Right to Refuse Medical Treatment?

By Trisha Torrey,  Verywellhealth. Every day, patients are faced with a decision on whether or not to put themselves through medical treatment. In some cases, a recommended treatment will only be a question of comfort or speed… Read More


Can You Leave A Hospital At Any Time

How to Make an Informed Choice. By Trisha Torrey, Verywellhealth. 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...

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What Are Your Rights As A Patient

Patient Rights Definition and Overview.    By Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD., emedicinehealth.com.  Patient rights are continually evolving and are linked to governmental agencies and their regulations. Failure to respect these patient rights may have… Read More


When Can a Doctor Fire a Patient

By Trisha Torrey, Reviewed by Richard N. Fogoros, MD.  From Verywell Health. The American Medical Association has established guidelines regarding when a doctor may fire a patient, based on its Code of Ethics. In addition, many states have...

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Know Your Patient Rights, Says Californians For Patient Care

From Californians for Patient Care.  California consumers have healthcare rights that they may not be aware of, according to Californians for Patient Care, an independent nonprofit and patient advocate that connects consumers to affordable care....

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My Right to Death With Dignity

By Brittany Maynard, Source: CNN.  Married for a year, Brittany Maynard, 29, found she had aggressive brain cancer. She had six months to live, and she didn’t want her family to watch her dying in pain…. Read More


What Is a Doctor Legally Required To Do

Excerpts from: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. A doctor is NOT legally required to: Treat you, under varying circumstances. Doctors in private practice — who do not receive public funding via programs like Medicare — can refuse to treat a...

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Medical Debt Collection: Know Your Rights

By Laura Christensen-Garcia , The Financial Clinic.  It’s 10 PM on a Tuesday night and you just received an aggressive call from someone demanding that you pay them for the back surgery that you had...

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