Against a Federal Patients' Bill of Rights

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Yale Law & Policy Review, Vol: 21, Issue: 2, Page: 4

Publication Year:
2015
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https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/ylpr/vol21/iss2/4
Author(s):
Zelinsky, Edward A
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Law
article description
The failure of the 107th Congress to pass a "Patients' Bill of Rights" (PBR) is widely considered a major disappointment,1 to be remedied in the 108th Congress by the adoption of such legislation. Indeed, federal PBR proposals have achieved the proverbial motherhood-and-apple-pie status; it is virtually impossible to find anyone actively opposing a federal PBR. Many members of the 108th Congress likely feel pressure to pass PBR legislation before returning to the electorate in 2004.