Do Inpatients have the right to go outside for a break?
Congressional District: PA02
Chronic Pain, Heart Disease, Mental Health
Issues and Challenges
David has encountered: Access to Expert Providers, Access to Medicine, Medical Records Access, Mental Health Access, Abuse (Mental, Physical, Elder), Disability, Legal, Veterans Affairs
I am currently housed at the VA Medical Center, 3900 Woodland Ave., Philadelphia, Pa.
Here at the hospital they have a policy in place that denies patients access to fresh outdoor air. In fact, patients are not allowed to leave their unit unless for a medical appointment.
Is there any U.S. Supreme Court ruling that guarantees hospital patients the right to fresh outdoor air. I'm here for wound care on my left hip which is almost healed.
From the editor:
Hello David. I did a bit of searching and wasn't able to find any federal statutes saying patients have a right to go outside for fresh air while inpatient at a hospital. However, some States, like New York, have rules saying a patient should be allowed outside under controlled conditions with approval from their physician.
My Motivation and Inspiration
To be able to go outside for fresh air n smoke