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What are the formal requirements for a teen / child to transition in the US? [closed]

What are the formal requirements for someone before / in puberty to transition? What has to be done to be allowed to: a) take puberty blockers b) take hormons for other reasons c) undergo surgery At ...
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Dentist provided estimate of my cost at $573; then I got a bill for additional $1,268 [closed]

Please help and advise. I had to switch dentist because my new Aetna coverage was out of network for my old dentist. I called to make an appointment with a new dentist and to make sure they accepted ...
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Is it illegal for a hospital to hide the doctor name from patient?

I had an ultrasound at a hospital. The doctor over there gave me some recommendations. I wasn’t sure about these recommendations and wrote an email to the management asking other doctors to review ...
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Can an employee be penalized for missing work due to medical appointment?

Can an employer discipline an employee for taking time off work for a medical appointment? What if the employee is still on the probation period? I won't get into specific details, but a somewhat ...
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If I ask my doctor to order a blood test, can they refuse?

In New York, USA, If I go to my doctor's office and request that they order a specific blood test for me, can they refuse? Is there anything in HIPAA (or other laws) that compels a medical ...
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Do you have to pay for a dissatisfactory medical service? [closed]

I went to a hospital and they charged me $5,000. The doctor was absolutely incompetent and due to his fault the result of the procedure were bad. I am on my way to o healing, but it was NOT good. I ...
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Can I make a website explaining how to DIY a medical treatment which is not currently approved?

There is a medical treatment which saves lives around the world, but not currently available in the USA, because of new regulation. However this treatment can be easily performed on a DIY basis. There ...
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Can an employer mandate an EUA-approved vaccine?

Liberal political commentator Matt Yglesias just tweeted this: I’m not an expert in Vaccine Law. But the military requires a lot of vaccinations but says it can’t require the Covid vaccines because ...
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Can the need for FDA authorization of a tool to find infectious people be bypassed by labeling?

Background. OTC (over-the-counter, i.e. not requiring a prescription) rapid antigen covid-19 tests are the tests which detect pieces of viral proteins using lateral flow paper strips. Infected ...
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Can insurance companies in the US give a premium discount to people who get a COVID-19 vaccine?

There is abundant evidence that many COVID-19 vaccines, e.g. from Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca-Oxford etc., dramatically reduce morbidity and mortality. They thus reduce costs to medical insurance ...
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Refusal to discharge from a private hospital in New Delhi, India

I will give a background of the situation. 70-80 year old is admitted to a hospital due to chest pain... feels fine after a few days... hospital pressurized for a endoscopy... endoscopy causes hole ...
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In Austria, is a disclaimer that your device is not a medical device enough even if all your other material suggests it is a medical device?

This company "powerinsole" in Austria makes wild claims about the scientific merits of it's medical device "powerinsole". It is a device they claim uses electro resonance to ...
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Is GP in breach of any laws or ethical standards by refusing to refer a seriously ill patient for community Intravenous therapy?

The NHS GP refuses to refer a seriously ill patient for community intravenous therapy. His reason is that the patient does not meet the criteria, but after speaking to the community intravenous ...
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Is it legal for a physician to refuse to give a lab collection requisition for a lab that isn't affiliated with the physician?

I wonder the following: a physician in California, United States, gives to their patient a laboratory test requisition (e.g., a blood test) that is only valid in a lab affiliated with the physician. ...
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The legally blind vs medical intake forms

A fiercely independent, elderly, and legally blind woman walks into a doctor's office. Since she can’t read the intake forms, she requests the staff help her fill them out. Rather then help her, the ...
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Do NYS healthcare providers have a legal time limit to get your medical test results to you?

United States (New York state) here. My wife got some bloodwork done at her doctor's office a few weeks ago, and she confirmed last Monday (2/2/21) with their office that the results were back, but ...
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Can an incapacitated individual consent to marriage?

A friend was to be married on Saturday afternoon. He suffered a debilitating stroke Saturday morning. Today he can respond to verbal prompts to move his left hand a bit. This occurred in the USA in ...
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The Californian Mask Laws of 1918

I am trying to find the text or at least the proper citation for the mask laws in San Francisco and other cities in 1918. However my research only tells me that they existed, when they were enacted ...
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What are the privacy implications of using a prescription discount from the manufacturer?

Healthcare providers and pharmacies will sometimes offer a manufacturer card or coupon to provide a discounted price for a prescription product. My understanding is that pharmacies are bound by HIPPA ...
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Can a Pediatric Dentist Require Conscious Sedation or Refuse Treatement?

Pediatric Dentists regularly administer oral sedatives ("conscious sedation") to perform dental work on young children or toddlers because it makes them "cooperate" better. If a ...
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In 1940 Ireland, could a man with a venereal disease obtain a condom legally?

My questions arise from a scenario in Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, published in 1939, and pertain to Irish contraception and medical laws around or before 1939. Contraception was illegal in Ireland ...
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Liability for vaccination required by employer

Suppose a current employee of some company is required by that company to receive a certain vaccination to remain employed. If the employee suffers damages by receiving the vaccine and it can be shown ...
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Can a person be vaccinated against their will in Austria or Germany?

Is it legal for someone to be vaccinated against their will in Germany and Austria? Are there reasonable circumstances, under which this would be legal (e. g. if the government declares martial law ...
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How do American stemcell clinics legally justify themselves? [closed]

In the United States, the FDA is actively warning to stem cell clinic, for example; https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/fda-warns-about-stem-cell-therapies However, many stemcell clinics ...
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If a public pharmaceutical company came up with a cure for a serious disease, is it possible they could not legally make it available?

Publicly traded companies, for better or worse, have legal obligations to their shareholders. If a publicly traded pharmaceutical company could make more profit for their shareholders by selling a ...
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Do the MD/DC Boards of Physicians have legal policies for physicians with an active license that are charged with a DUI?

Does the Maryland Board of Physicians and DC Board of Physicians have any regulations or rules indicating what to do when a board-certified physician with an active license to practice in Washington, ...
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Is it legal to sell eyeglasses without a current prescription?

I lost a pair of eyeglasses and contacted the store from which I bought them asking if they could sell me an identical replacement. A clerk there said that they can't because my "prescription ...
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Can a vaccine be required by law?

This question came up because I read that Bolsonaro, Brazil's president, was criticized by the opposition for saying that COVID-19 vaccinations won't be mandatory. The opposition said that the vaccine ...
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Pollard v USHS: Tuskegee under the cudgel

While reading up about infectious diseases, I came upon the case of the Tuskegee study, which in 1932 was set out to observe a group of people for 6 months and then cure them of the observed ailment ...
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Can the law limit what heath care providers I see if I have commercial and medicaid?

There's a bit of story to this: We had been trying to find a therapist for my son. We wanted one that we felt comfortable with. We didn't care if the provider was out of network or if we'd have to pay ...
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Can a prisoner choose not to be autopsied after execution or is it a legal requirement?

I'm a writer so I've been trying to do some research for one of my MCs who ends up getting executed but has the ability to come back from the dead, preferably with a body intact so an Autopsy isn't ...
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Why is it difficult to import 5-HTP (a form of Tryptophan) into some countries? [closed]

5-Hydroxytryptophan(WP) is sold in various places around the world as a dietary supplement that may boost serotonin levels, with possible benefits as a sleep aid, antidepressant, appetite suppressant, ...
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Does the ADA prevent private entities from asking customers if they have a disability?

Some people have claimed that if a potential customer without a mask attempts to enter a privately owned store/business, then the Americans with Disabilities Act makes it illegal to ask the person if ...
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Would injecting employees with thiomersal be an osha violation? [closed]

The osha limit for occupational mercury exposure is 50 micrograms per cubic meter. Vaccines are way more. Would injecting your employees with thiomersal be an osha violation?
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Can POTUS make FDA approve a drug (such as hydroxychloroquine), or make it available over the counter?

President Trump is known to have taken hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a prophylactic against COVID-19. Some prominent medical scientists also came out in support of HCQ for outpatients (as opposed to ...
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Hospital visitation rights and health-care decision-making authority in Maryland

Suppose there is person A who lives in Maryland. Person A has parents B and C. Person A has sibling D. Person A has spouse E. Now, Suppose person A becomes medically incapacitated. Three Questions: ...
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Dmha/octodrine legality in europe, preferably in latvia but generally in europe would give a good picture

Its a fat burner/stim a couple of years ago was widely available in pre workouts/fat burners but i havent seen in in a while. Alternative names are Ottodrina; Vaporpac; Amidrine; 2-Amino-6-...
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Does forbidden reproductive cloning prevent prescription of clomifene and similar treatments?

Fertility treatments with clomifene (like Clomid) increases the birth rate of identical twins more than twice. Identical twins are a form of cloning. Does criminilization of reproductive cloning make ...
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Are hospitals required to provide language interpreters to patients?

California, USA. The hospital is on COVID lockdown, no visitors allowed. The patient had a stroke, lost her English, but seem to understand her native language; she slowly and barely coherently speaks ...
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How to search for court records regarding medical malpractice for a particular physician?

New York state (US) here. I would like to know what tools/sites/etc. I can use for searching any pertinent court records/documents regarding medical malpractice suits against a particular physician. ...
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Do medical staff report wounds from rubber bullets like they do for gunshot wounds?

This question comes from a curious debate I'm in the middle of. Thankfully it's a completely wound-free debate (physically speaking). But I'm not certain if a rubber bullet wound is 'real' gunshot ...
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Is there any law limiting the extent to which one can grow brains in a lab in the United States? (e.g., max number of neurons, synapses, etc.)

Is there any law limiting the extent to which one can grow brains / brain organoids in a lab in the United States (e.g., max number of neurons, synapses, etc.)? E.g. to study brain diseases {1} or add ...
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In Washington state must a doctor report things that happened in the past?

Are Washington state's mandated reporting requirements triggered if a doctor discovers that their adult patient had been abused in the past? What if there are no longer any 'protected populations' at ...
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Are healthcare service employees required to notify anybody (in general or particular) of a HIPAA violation?

I was notified by one of our patients that they received a "Summary of Today's Visit" in the mail, however, it wasn't their own "Summary of Today's Visit", it was that of another patient. Knowing ...
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Is a patient legally obligated to pay for non-emergency medical services that were not requested by the patient?

Is a patient required to pay for non-emergency services they did not request from a medical provider? For example, a radiology clinic takes an x-ray and then sends it to a 3rd party radiologist for ...
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Are there any HIPAA like technical requirements in EU for developing health related web software?

It looks like in the USA developers adhere to HIPAA standards when developing and hosting health-related software. But I can't find anything similar to the EU. GDPR is all about being transparent and ...
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Can a government in the US enforce administration of a drug onto a US citizen during a public health crisis?

Is there a law or a judgment from a Court in the United States wherein it is established that a government (at any level) in the US, during an officially declared public health crisis, can enforce ...
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is a doctor who do consults with children legally required to not do consults with adults?

This is a real problem for me, my previous doctor who did consults with me until i was 17 passed then stopped my consults with him. the frustrating part is that i was not well informed about what ...
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Does the FDA have authority to regulate medical devices which aren't marketed?

I'd like to know if there is anything in US law that gives the FDA authority over medical devices which aren't marketed; and where that is in the law specifically. I did a quick search of Title 21, ...
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Would making a cyborg be legal?

Recently, I've re-watched the movie Robocop (2014), and a question has come to my mind: Would making a cyborg be legal in the US? Notes: By "cyborg" I mean a robot-human hybrid, where the brain is ...