|Refusing Treatment to AIDS Patients
Feb 26, 1998
Do you feel that health care workers have the right to refuse treatment to AIDS patients?
| Response from Ms. Breuer
This question is not a matter of feeling; it is a matter of law. Health care workers do not have the right to refuse treatment to people with HIV disease at any stage. I do agree with the law because universal precautions are adequate to protect health care workers. Why are you concerned that a health care worker might wish to refuse treatment?
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