An ADA Lawyer’s Advice for Chronic Pain Patients (via Pharmacysteve)

 

https://painkills2.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/an-ada-lawyers-advice-for-chronic-pain-patients/

Essentially, the doctors you speak of appear to be denying services based on your disabilitywhich necessitates that you be prescribed pain medication in accordance to medical evaluation and as consistent with any treatment deemed necessary by a given doctor or specialist. Whatever the reasons for these refusals to treat, doctors are liable under Title III of the ADA for failing to provide their services to patients based on any stigma or stereotype associated with anyone who has a condition that imposes chronic pain. Moreover, a doctor is likely violating ethical codes by refusing to treat a given patient when the doctor is licensed appropriately to treat as a general practitioner and/or specialist in a given area. Hence, they may decline to treat patients that require medical services from a different practice area. But they may not decline to treat patients inside their scope of practice and/or they may not decline to provide a helpful referral even if the condition is outside their area of practice.

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