Discussion 02: Legal Foundations

HA4070D – Regulatory Environment in Health Care

Discussion 02: Legal Foundations

Discuss the legal foundation for why prisoners are assumed to have a right to medical treatment by the state, but law abiding citizens not in prison have no such right. Consider the following in your discussion:

.What logic is there for this legal phenomenon?

.Do you think this is just? Should law abiding citizens receive the same standard of care provided to prisoners?

.If you don’t believe this is just, what might you propose to change it?

.Under what conditions is a hospital, physician or other provider required to give care, or refuse to give care?

Respond to the above questions in an initial posting of at least 150 words. Be sure to cite legal foundations for your arguments.

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