Patient Rights

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

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. Maynard and her family...

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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

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 eight years ago. Before you pull out...

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APRA Patient’s Bill Of Rights

The following is a list of patient rights that APRA proposes to be enacted into law in order to protect the health and financial well-being of all Americans. Patients shall have the right to:   … Read More


The ACA’s Patients’ Bill Of Rights

Patient’s Bill of Rights from the Affordable Care Act. by Michael Woods, MD, HCA. In 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. The act covers your relationship with insurers, health plans, and everyone… Read More