Right to Refuse Medication

by Cathy Parkes November 29, 2021 Updated: December 29, 2021

Patients always have the right to refuse medication, even if they have been involuntarily admitted (except in an emergency)! Support the patient's right to autonomy.
Patients always have the right to refuse medication, even if they have been involuntarily admitted (except in an emergency)! Support the patient's right to autonomy.


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