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"Right" to an In-Person Encounter

Posted on: 04/14/2022

Last time I looked at the Bill of Rights I saw nothing guaranteeing patients a "right" to an in-person encounter with any and every medical provider. Criminal defendants may have a right to representation by an attorney, but attorneys have an obligation to represent defendants, even without compensation, under some circumstances. Such an obligation for medical providers does not exist as far as I know.