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Jul 02

Gerald Tarutis

The American Medical Association (AMA) in 1998 adopted Opinion 8.21 which provides for "the protocol of having chaperones available on a consistent basis for patient examinations is recommended." The Opinion also states that a "policy that patients are free to make a request for a chaperone should be established in each health care setting" and that this "policy should be communicated to patients." During the intervening 17 years, the Opinion is not routinely followed and there appears to be a wide disparity on how it is interpreted. read more

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