Patient Rights

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

What Are Your Rights As A Patient

Patient Rights Definition and Overview.    Patient rights are continually evolving and are linked to governmental agencies and their regulations. Failure to respect these patient rights may have severe penalties imposed on those individuals, businesses,… Read More

When Can a Doctor Fire a Patient

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 laws about the circumstances under which a doctor may… Read More

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… Read More

What Is a Doctor Legally Required To Do

Excerpts from: 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… Read More

APRA’s 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