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Are there any recommended or prescribed time limits for ambulance to reach a special need patient in case of emergency?

When I look for ambulance and how fast it should come, I find information regarding allowed driving speed. However, for planning hospitals and roads, one should no how much time is on average ...
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Requirements to be a DPS for a LHCSA in New York State?

I'm looking to hire a Director of Patient Services (DPS) for a Licensed Home Care Services Agency in New York State. I understand that the DPS must be a Registered Nurse. Are there any other ...
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Is it lawful for some English NHS trusts to stock more kinds of medications than others?

Factual Situation My daughter lives in an area covered by a NHS Trust beneath that's not Oxford. Her migraine can be only treated with a triptan on Oxford's formulary, but not her own area's, like ...
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University dorm serving meat with vegetarian food

I'm a college student and a vegetarian. I've noticed in the last year and a half that the dining hall department sometimes serves vegetarian food on the same platter as meat food, and I let the staff ...
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Is it illegal to test someones abandoned DNA in the United States?

Let's say I suspect my friend (or spouse) has Huntington's disease. If I were to take their used tissue out of the garbage can and test it for Huntington's disease, would that be illegal?
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United States HIPAA and New Zealand HISO from outside these countries

We are developing a software product for storing and managing health records in Australia, with the software product primarily targeted towards Australian healthcare organisations. This requires us to ...
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How much privacy about my health am I giving up if I participate in my employer's wellness screening program?

My employer is having a "Wellness Screening Fair" where you can receive free testing for things like cholesterol and insulin, and I imagine advice about how to interpret the results. Sounds good.. But ...
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What can qualify as a terminal illness with respect to assisted suicide?

As an example, HIV used to be considered a terminal disease by doctors. Nowadays, there are treatments which extend life significantly for HIV patients, and doctors consider it to be a manageable ...
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Legality of Retroactive Withdrawals

I have been reading through retroactive withdrawals. It appears that legally that don't have to grant them after the fact. Retroactive Withdrawals You are NOT a candidate for retroactive withdrawal ...
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Is encrypted health data still considered personal data and subject to GDPR Art. 9 (1)?

I need to exchange data from a patient providing its own health data to a healthcare provider over my server. The data is encrypted on the patient's device by the public key of the healthcare provider ...
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How an Advance Medical Directive works in practice?

I will be signing a DPOA and Advance Medical Directive in a few days, but I live in a different state than the person those documents are for. If that person becomes incapacitated or is deemed unfit ...
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ARD / ZDF reduced bill or no pay at all

I have many years now "Tinnitus". I have already visited a doctor and he told me that i can use a hearing device or i should do an operation, if things go worse. A friend of mine said that as long i ...
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Gun ownership prior to involuntary commitment

My father gave me a family gun when I was 16. Let's say I was involuntarily hospitalized recently do to an antidepressant overdose. Am I required to turn in my gun?
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If a medical provider refers a patient to another medical provider/business, do they have to disclose any financial interest they may have?

If a medical provider refers a patient to another medical provider or medical business (e.g., an imaging lab), do they have to disclose to the patient any financial interest they may have in the ...
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Is it legal for CVS to sell CBD in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, or Tennessee?

According to many news articles, including this one here: CVS said that it is selling CBD products in Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and Tennessee. ...
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Ex-housemate cancelling NHS appointments (United Kingdom)

For a year or so, my wife and I lived in a shared household with largely random people in the UK. We did not get on well with one individual, and after a year we chose to move out into our own place. ...
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Can doctor's offices withhold test results for some length of time?

Massachusetts/USA here. I had a EMG a few days ago and scheduled a followup with my doctor for later in the month (about 3 weeks from now). I am very anxious to hear the results. I just called and ...
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Are warning labels required by law in Washington State

I'm relatively new to Stack Exchange but I figured that for the sake of my question this is the most relevant website to ask on since I am researching the health risks of energy drinks. I have ...
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Do I have to pay the dental bill that is much higher than estimate?

I got a crown and the color was different from other teeth. The dentist wrote to me that he would remake the crown free of charge. After starting the remaking process, he said his time was free but ...
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Do hospitals have to provide wheelchairs to patients and visitors?

I was performing a project at a hospital on the number of missing wheelchairs. Must hospitals provide wheelchairs at the entrance per ADA regulation or some other regulation?
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Can a Canadian doctor perform RFID chip implantation in a willing subject?

I want to get an RFID chip implanted in my hand for practical and entertainment purposes. I am a adult 100% aware of the risks and willing to undergo the (very minor) surgery, in which the small tag ...
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Does a medical center's acceptance of a partial payment imply establishment of a payment plan?

Related: Hospital billed me for services that I explicitly refused. Are there any legal ramifications for hospital? After my wife went to the doctor I received a bill that I considered wholly ...
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Is it legal to sell gases for human consumption (as supplements or otherwise) such as oxygen, nitrogen, or nitrous oxide

This question is based on the FDA's Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, where they list medical gases as being regulated by the FDA. There is ambiguity, however, as the act puts an emphasis on high ...
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How to get my Hospital bill settled down for a service that I didn't receive?

Last January, I was very sick from a common cold that I could barely drive myself to Hospital. I somehow pulled myself to the Hospital gates and had a checkup with the Physician there. They check me,...
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Why are toxicology reports made public?

The recent news on Mac Miller's cause of death reminded me that I'm always puzzled when toxicology reports are made public. Is this mandated, and if so, is it by state or federal law? Why? Otherwise,...
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Can i create a software which can store doctor prescription?

I have developed a software which can store doctors prescription digitally. wondering if there would any legal complications on it. Any laws preventing that sort of software/practice in united states. ...
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Can a health provider (physical or mental) contact my family to ask them questions without my permission?

Can a health provider (physical or mental) contact my family to ask them questions about me without my consent? Can they do it if they don't disclose their reasoning or any medical information and ...
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Hospital refuses to allow me to talk to their billing department - are there any laws/regulations that I can use to help them change their minds?

Background here: Hospital billed me for services that I explicitly refused. Are there any legal ramifications for hospital?. In short, my wife visited a hospital and was grossly mis-billed. In total ...
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Acupuncture in Alabama

I was reading online and apparently Alabama doesn't require any license to become an acupuncturist. Does this mean legally I could open my own practice with minimal training?
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Are there legal labelling requirements regarding the “moisture-wicking” property claimed for certain fabrics?

Or can I just claim that any fabric is moisture-wicking? Could I sell a garment advertising that it wicks moisture into outer-space, using technology developed by astronauts? While protecting the ...
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How is it legal for a hospital to put two patients together in the same room in the US?

In the United States we have HIPAA regulations in place to (among other things) prevent healthcare providers, insurance providers, and any other entity that handles medical information from leaking ...
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Do hospitals have to provide wheelchairs at the entrance to patients and visitors? [duplicate]

I was performing a project at the hospitals and the number of missing wheelchairs, I was just wondering if hospitals must provide wheelchairs at the entrance per ADA regulation or some other ...
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Health Care Legal Parents But Prevent Representation

My father is catholic and doesn't believe in divorce which means although my parents haven't lived with each other for years they are legally married. I am on their health care plan still but do not ...
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How do you force someone to sue you?

I have a bill from a health care provider that I did go to but they are charging me for services I did not receive. They will not agree that they did not provide these services and continue to bill me....
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Is the California court ruling that coffee can increase cancer risk justified?

A court in California ruled against companies that may have to put a warning that tells customers there is a possible cancer risk linked to coffee by saying the companies "failed to meet their burden ...
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Does the failure to honour an express refusal invalidate prior claims of having implied consent?

Suppose a local health district (LHD) has used a patient's electronic medical record (eMR) for training purposes. Upon learning that they have done this, the patient is displeased and tells them so. ...
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How long do patients have to wait to get lab results in California?

I read on http://www.chcf.org/~/media/MEDIA%20LIBRARY%20Files/PDF/E/PDF%20ElectronicLabResultsExchangePolicy.pdf : (CA = California). which means patients used to not be authorized to access their ...
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Is there a country that legally requires parents to donate blood to their children?

The question is, as indicated in the title, whether there's a law anywhere in the world that would require parents - explicitly or implicitly - to donate blood (or even organs) to their children if ...
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Secular Health Care Sharing

My goal is to provide the most affordable health insurance plan or health insurance alternative for freelance workers nationwide. The Affordable Care Act made members of Health Care Sharing ...
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Can a patient record interactions with their care providers under HIPAA?

A friend of mine is currently in a hospital where the staff have told her (verbally) on multiple occasions that "her stay will be covered by her insurance". Yet, she received several thousand dollars ...
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Is it against HIPAA law for a high school to keep records of a mental health survey administered to all students?

At my son's high school, the administration administered a "Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire" (SDQ) during class, which posed statements such as "I am often unhappy, depressed or tearful" and ...
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UK: What are my rights if i'm woken by construction work, or roadworks at night?

A while back I was woken by some workmen repairing metal railings on the side the road next to my house. This occurred at around 1:30 am, I brashly asked the workmen to stop. To which they complied. ...
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EU regulation for medical device communication encryption

In the US, HIPAA mandates that data communication with patient or healthcare data must be done according to FIPS 140-2 (pdf). E.g. use AES encryption with 128 bit keys or greater to encrypt. Are ...
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Are partner notification laws in conflict with HIPAA?

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) requires health care providers only share medical information with family members under the patient's consent. However regarding HIV/AIDS ...
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Can a specialist in a healthcare facility refuse to accept a previously discharged patient? (Tenn.)

Consider a person had been to a specialist practice facility (say facility A) for a medical concern. Unhappy with the specific doctor, he/she decides to leave the facility and look for a new facility (...
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Why doesn't caffeine come with a drowsiness warning?

Recent studies have proven that regular use of caffeine and subsequent omission or withdrawal results in drowsiness and inattention - (due to changes in the brain to increase the number of sleepiness ...
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Is it legal to publish others' private health data?

Suppose someone finds private health data about themselves online, identifying them by name and by specific family information. The person does not recall signing anything that gives anyone ...
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Advice on second-hand smoking in apartment building (USA)

I live in an apartment building in the State of New Jersey, USA area. A neighbor living a floor above me smokes cigarettes all day on his balcony. The smoke consistently travels down and through my ...
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What are the restrictions for sales to raise revenue for non-profits?

We are located in New Jersey USA and are considering forming a non-profit for Internet based on-line health care and consulting. We are not involved in politics and will not be making any political ...
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Under HIPAA, do I have the legal right to see the electronic records themselves?

According to US Health and Human Services, if my provider keeps an electronic medical record, I have the right to view an electronic copy of my records. However, this guidance is unclear on one thing: ...