CLA Policy – Accessing Health

  • Everyone has the right to equal access to publicly-provided health services, and to receive or refuse medical treatment. Mental health patients have the same rights.
  • In the absence of informed consent, the least invasive or intrusive treatment should be delivered.
  • Patients have the right to their own records; health care providers must be accountable.
  • Everyone has the right to give binding health directions in case they subsequently become incompetent.
  • Children also have individual rights re vaccination
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