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Questions relating to the practice of medicine or provision of healthcare

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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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Who is responsible for an intra-hospital ambulance?

Several months ago, I went to the emergency room. I called an ambulance, which took me to Local Hospital (Branch A). While there, the hospital said they did not have the facilities to treat me, and ...
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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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If a doctor orders a Genome test from a patient

Does a patient have the right to obtain any data collected from a genetic test in the state of California?
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Accessing lab test results if younger than 18

Quest Diagnostics claims that "Lab test results are available to patients 18 years and older" in the written email that follows an account creation on their website. Why does Quest have that policy? ...
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Can my health care proxy make decisions over the phone?

I'm planning on setting up healthcare proxy paperwork, and trying to decide who to pick. I'm in the US, and the person I'd like to pick is in England and can't travel easily. I know it'll be harder ...
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Do you have to list ingredients in a food takeout business in New York State?

My wife just opened a food takeout business in New York State. She sells coffee, sandwiches, salads, pastas, danishes, and the like. Some of the products, for example some salads, pastas, sandwiches ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the processing time for a HIPAA complaint filed with Office for Civil Rights?

What is the processing time for a HIPAA complaint filed with Office for Civil Rights? I filed one two months ago (a lab who performed a blood test on a patient failed to send the results to the ...
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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 ...