42 U.S.C. § 18114 - Access to therapies

Cite as:42 U.S.C. § 18114
Currency:Current through P.L. 116-135 (03/26/2020)

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall not promulgate any regulation that-

(1) creates any unreasonable barriers to the ability of individuals to obtain appropriate medical care;

(2) impedes timely access to health care services;

(3) interferes with communications regarding a full range of treatment options between the patient and the provider;

(4) restricts the ability of health care providers to provide full disclosure of all relevant information to patients making health care decisions;

(5) violates the principles of informed consent and the ethical standards of health care professionals; or

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