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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