Health Law - Student Manual (2006)

Finding legal information and understanding legal language can be a challenge for many individuals, especially for individuals with weak literacy skills. Without this information, individuals are often prevented from making informed decisions about issues that affect their lives This manual provides students with basic information in simple language about health care and patient rights. Students using this manual will gain a better understanding of legal matters relating to health care and their rights as patients and will thus be better able to make informed decisions regarding their health care.

Topics discussed in this manual include
- Your rights as patient
- Consent to health care
- Incapacity
- Access to medical files
- Complaints
- Activities and resources

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