Category Archives: Patients’ Rights

OPPOSE SB303 – The Death Panel Bill

SB 303 pretends to create a right of a second opinion for a patient, but only if the patient is aware of the denial-of-care directive and only if the patient requests a second opinion in time before care is denied with a result of death.  This bill does not establish a right to a second independent opinion; the second opinion under this bill will typically be to another hospital employee controlled by hospital policy.  medical image

The following reasons to oppose SB 303 were drafted by Andrew Schlafly, J.D., General Counsel for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). Continue reading

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