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New York's Grieving Families Act: A Second Chance for Justice

New York's Grieving Families Act

The Grieving Families Act was meant to correct a longstanding injustice that has been enshrined in New York's constitution for 176 years. However, the bill suffered a setback in Albany, which led to its failure. The good news is that the Grieving Families Act can and should be given another chance, without changes that would seriously undermine its intent.

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The Importance of Informed Consent

The Importance of Informed Consent

A medical professional is not supposed to perform any medical procedure, prescribe any medication, or administer any other treatment without the informed consent of a patient or their legal representative. Doing otherwise may not only be unethical, but also illegal, and can risk major harm to the patient. But what is informed consent and why is it ...

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What is informed consent?

What is informed consent?

 While medical issues can sometimes be complex, it is the doctor's job to explain things in a way that patients understand. Therefore, the requirement of being able to dispel a patient's confusion is at the heart of informed consent laws. What is informed consent? In order to meet the requirements of the law, informed consent mandates that pat...

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