Taking Vitals from Patients

The question has come up in my county whether, or not, the patient has the right to refuse the doctor, or staff, for that matter, to take their vitals while in the hospital.

When I make an order on Reese, I always include language that the MD has the right to do lab work, including vitals.

All viewpoints will be appreciated, but mostly I would like to know what legally can be done to insure patient health and safety.

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