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A term of art used by suicidologists referring to the availability of lethal means for suicide completion.


The degree to which someone can use something in his or her environment or society; has a common application in regard to people with disabilities and access to a service or a physical space.
See also: health-related quality of life, Americans with Disabilities Act


ease of gaining access.

government document accessibility
as part of the open government policy adopted in some Western countries there are statutes entitled Freedom of Information Acts that entitle members of the public to have access to government files concerning their daily lives. This may affect the performance of some animal disease control enactments.
test result accessibility
the results of laboratory tests and radiographic examinations are often sought by owners of the subject animals. Veterinarians usually believe that the results are their property and that the owner is entitled only to an interpretation of them. The question is not resolved.

Patient discussion about accessibility

Q. ex-wife works in hospital and accesses my and my familys medical records what can i/we do about this legally this is done without any consent she has computer acess to any records and accesses them upon her own

A. If you are sure of this she is breaking the law...Hippa protects patient right and this is a clear voliation of those right. I suggest you get a copy of the hospitals Right to Privacy , HIPPA paperwork. Then If you can prove this write a letter to hospital admenistration and one to her supervisor and/or director. Let them know you know this is a violation of patient rights and you want it dealt with immediatly or you will seek out legal council. They should responded to your letter in avery timely matter. If you do not have proof discuss with someone in medical record about the "need to know" bases and if ther eis no reason for her to know this information( she could be one tha thas to put it on your records) you would like to be assured she has no access to them and if she is doing a job that would give her the right ask that they please have someone else in the department handle you and your family dure to personal reasons. I encourage you to handle this in a very proffesi

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