refusal to treat

refusal to treat

A deliberate, conscious decision to withhold health care services from a patient.
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Fed up with the girl's prolonged ailment and the doctor's refusal to treat her, the woman has urged the Governor to take action against Rajya Lakshmi and ensure treatment or allow mercy killing of her daughter.
Sunderland cited Inter's refusal to treat Alvarez for a knee injury as grounds to pull out of the deal, but they were later ordered to pay the fee in full by the Court of Arbitration For Sport and FIFA.
I am fighting hard to hold the Trump administration accountable for its utter failure and refusal to treat asylum seekers and immigrants with care, dignity and respect.
The strategy failed and some players were traded because of their refusal to treat their own teammate respectfully.
Arab dentists' refusal to treat HIV positive patients: a survey of recently graduated dentists from three Arab dental schools.
"No reasonable official could think this willful refusal to treat a known, serious condition did not violate the Eighth Amendment," Moon said.
It is the "The Government's refusal to treat the severely injured as part of the legacy of the conflict is part of the same kind of mindset.
The facts demonstrated by these court documents, Bowler's connections to the entities involved, and her refusal to treat Gottesfeld with the same decency she willingly showed to terrorists, seem to bear out his claims about Bowler's lack of "ability to remain impartial." This whole case smells of a personal vendetta.
The enactment of RA 10932, in the context of a public healthcare system that is deteriorating, unavoidably appears to be a stop-gap approach to curbing deaths and complications because of hospitals' refusal to treat patients in emergency situations.
In a similar context, the Administrative Prosecution also ordered investigations of an incident reported through a video that was also circulated on social media, where a father was protesting a hospital's refusal to treat his nine-month daughter in Ismailia, resulting in her death.
The ACLU filed a lawsuit in 2014 against the US Department of Defence over its refusal to treat Manning's gender dysphoria.
As a general rule healthcare practitioners in private practice or private hospitals are not obliged to treat people unless it is a medical emergency or the refusal to treat is unconstitutional.