Accept some medical devices or treatment, while refusing others, without being denied service. This right is secured in the Minnesota Patient Bill of Rights, and in Minnesota Statute 12.39, even during a declared emergency – see the law below.
You also have the right to demand WHICH treatments or drugs or vitamins YOU want, if you are hospitalized! See information below.
12.39 protects the fundamental right and bodily autonomy of its citizens during emergencies.
“Notwithstanding laws, rules, or orders made or promulgated in response to a national security emergency or peacetime emergency, individuals have a fundamental right to refuse medical treatment, testing, physical or mental examination, vaccination, participation in experimental procedures and protocols, collection of specimens, and preventive treatment programs.…”
You have the right to Refuse unwanted medical interventions, even during a declared emergency! This law does not exist in a vacuum. The definitaiton of public accommodations (363.11A) is also applicable in this scenario.
If you are seeking medical care, you also have the right to refuse any test or treatment, or vaccine, while still obtaining the intervention you do WANT. YOU are the patient, and you are one in charge! If the healthcare facility bullies you, because they are ignorant of the law,
- Demand to speak to the Charge Nurse or Head Doctor.
- Ask them to read you the PATIENT’S BILL OF RIGHTS (they should read it to YOU)
You have the right to choose what you do in accordance with your religious beliefs and convictions, as long you abide the laws of the land:
Right To Try Act. This act secures your right to choose treatment that you want, even if the medicine is not FDA-approved, in some situations.
A healthcare facility may attempt to deny you service if you do not comply with the treatment that they want to give you, the way they want to give it to you. If they attempt to do this, it is because they are ignorant of the law.