Right to Treatment

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Related to Right to Treatment: right to refuse treatment
The doctrine that a facility is legally obliged to provide adequate treatment for a person once it has assumed the responsibility of providing treatment
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I have a right to treatment having paid into the NHS,' says John
And so, while Eileen lies trapped in her bed, her life hanging in the balance, the doctors whose job it is to care for her and the family who love her unconditionally are embroiled in a bitter battle which will see them debating in court Eileen's right to treatment.
And they should be warned they risk losing their right to treatment.
Graves, who believes patients have a right to treatment for their pain, says he trusted their self-reports.
The Fourteenth Amendment relates to citizens' right to treatment by governmental entities that is fundamentally fair.
Violent and abusive patients could have their right to treatment withdrawn, Health Secretary Alan Milburn announced in Birmingham yesterday.
The commission has initiated its own investigation following allegations Anwar's right to treatment has been abused.
No longer would the mentally ill suffer mere incarceration; they would have a right to treatment, and treatment in the least restrictive environment.
Cancer patients have the right to treatment that produces the best possible outcomes, and it is the responsibility of physicians and government to work together to create care systems that guarantee that right," said the Chairman of AICC's Executive Board, Dr.
Mylan President Heather Bresch commented: "Every patient living with HIV/AIDS has a right to treatment.
Confirmation that an unnamed prisoner had been granted the right to treatment was contained in information released under the Freedom of Information Act.
Among 15 new laws to be announced are a Health Bill guaranteeing NHS patients the right to treatment within 18 weeks of seeing a GP.