Congress has debated patients' rights
for five years, Breaux said in a statement.
Adds Norbeck, "What gives the backlash power is that physicians and patients are now on the same side of the issue on patients' rights
, including the right to sue HMOs."
The patients' rights
bill would, for the first time, establish comprehensive federal standards for private health insurance, especially health maintenance organizations and other forms of managed care.
The association is pushing for changes to the law so that suits related to medical services in a nursing home would fall under the legal procedures for medical malpractice rather than under the statutes governing patients' rights
, Asztalos said.
"It is important that the patient no longer needs to prove the fault of the doctor because of the harm done to the patient; The Law on the Compensation of Patients' Rights
and Health Damage sets out very clear criteria for compensation.
The proposed bill contains 58 articles divided into 7 chapters dealing with patients' rights
and risk prevention mechanisms, medical and civil liability, compensation and others.
CCHR Nashville regularly hosts events and meetings with local leaders who give insight into patients' rights
, parents' rights and more.
Healthcare providers are responsible for establishing and maintaining patients' rights
. (2) The healthcare systems in many countries have compiled a patient bill of rights, which are important responsibilities of all levels of management.
The concept of charter or bill on patients' rights
is new in the country.
Muscat, Oct 24 (ONA) The Ministry of Health (MOH), represented by the Directorate-General of Quality Assurance Centre, today launched two Documents on rejection of assault on health workers at the Healthcare Institutions and Patients' Rights
& Duties at the lectures hall of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
RIYADH: Health Minister Khalid Al-Falih has called for a high-level committee comprising governmental and non-governmental stakeholders, civil society organizations and the private sector to develop a comprehensive framework to promote patients' rights
. Such a body, he said, should oversee the policy development and also follow-up on the performance of government and non-governmental health facilities.
Qatar University College of Medicine (QU-CMED) hosted a seminar by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) legal consultant Abu al-Qassim Madwi al-Shaikh to highlight issues related to patients' rights
in Qatar in recognition of Gulf Patients Day.