Friday, April 16, 2010

Obama Extends Hospital Visitation Rights to Same-Sex Partners

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama issued a memo on Thursday that would require hospitals accepting Medicare or Medicaid funds to allow visitation rights to gay and lesbian partners...

He also ordered hospitals participating in Medicare or Medicaid to ensure that all patients'
advance directives, which include appointing someone to make healthcare decisions if necessary, are respected."