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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-07-06 10:02 PM
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28. Here's where we again get into the difference between a 'right' and
Edited on Mon Aug-07-06 10:04 PM by TahitiNut
... an entitlement. The only person with a 'right' to know a person's medical condition is the person. Others may be entitled (i.e. lawful access) to know by virtue of their role in providing effective and safe care for the person, or by virtue of a Durable Power of Attorney or other grant (under law) of such access.

Again, 'rights' exist no matter what the law says or how large the police force becomes. Rights are inalienable. Infringements on rights do not eliminate the existence of those rights. An entitlement, on the other hand, requires the force of the state (e.g. law coupled with police powers) to exist.

Just MHO - IANAL. :shrug:
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