Patient's Bill of Rights

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Patient's Bill of Rights

a list of the patient's rights promulgated by the American Hospital Association. It offers some guidance and protection to patients by stating the responsibilities that a hospital and its staff have toward them and their families during hospitalization, but it is not a legally binding document.

Pa·tient's Bill of Rights

(pā'shĕnts bil rīts)
Developed in 1973 by the American Hospital Association to affirm the rights of patients. Key elements are the right to respectful and considerate care, privacy, information about treatment, and prognosis, as well as the right to refuse treatment.

Pa·tient's Bill of Rights

(pā'shĕnts bil rīts)
Developed in 1973 by the American Hospital Association to affirm the rights of patients. Key elements are the right to respectful and considerate care, privacy, information about treatment, prognosis, right to refuse treatment.

Patient's Bill of Rights,

n.pr a list of the patient's rights promulgated by the American Hospital Association (AHA). It offers some guidance and protection to patients by stating the responsibilities that a hospital and its staff have toward patients and their families during hospitalization, but it is not a legally binding document.
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If the Patients Bill of Rights becomes law, it will close businesses, cost jobs, and reduce the availability of health care for hundreds of thousands of employees," said SBSC President Darrell McKigney.
The proposed Patients Bill of Rights will sound the starting gun for trial lawyers across the county," said SBSC president Darrell McKigney.
At a press conference on Capitol Hill today, House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-TX) joined Speaker Dennis Hastert and Congressmen Tom Coburn and John Shadegg to call on Democrats in Congress and President Clinton to work on getting a patients bill of rights passed before the end of Congress.
The real tragedy here is that the voices of the American people who are calling out for a real patients bill of rights, a universal prescription drug benefit and clean air and water laws have been drowned out by the siren call of the GOP special interests who have blocked legislative progress at every turn.