Most US hospitals lack a non-discrimination policy for same sex partnersBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3189 (Published 14 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3189
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- 1New York
Most US hospitals don’t have a non-discrimination policy giving same sex partners the same visiting and decision making rights as married partners, a survey by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation shows (www.hrc.org).
The foundation’s survey of a representative sample of US hospitals found that 93% “do not have fully inclusive policies toward LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender] people and 42% don’t include ‘sexual orientation’ in their Patients’ Bill of Rights/non-discrimination policy.”
On 15 April President Barack Obama issued a memorandum calling on US hospitals …