Hospitals Must Adopt a Comprehensive Visitation Policy

By on Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Out With Cancer asks all Hospitals and Health Care facilities to carry out their commitment to quality patient care by adopting a comprehensive visitation policy that:

1.  Affirms all patients’ rights to have visitors;
2.  Includes same sex-partners and their children in its definition of family and does not restrict visitors to biological family members;
3.  Outlines a clear process for determining when visitors will be restricted and how that will be communicated; and
4.  Includes a grievance procedure that can be acted on quickly in an emergency situation.

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