Statement by NCLR Federal Policy Director Maya Rupert, Esq. (San Francisco, CA, September 7, 2011)—Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released new guidelines that strengthen the November 2010 hospital visitation rules that protect patients’ rights to be visited in the hospital by their families and loved ones. Today’s guidance, which is effective immediately, strengthens patients’ rights to choose their own representative to make medical decisions if they are unable to...


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