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Posted by Luca Maurer at 10:49AM
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Last spring, I blogged about a new directive from President Obama to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop policies for hospitals to allow LGBT people some of the same rights and responsibilities afforded to heterosexual people and their families - for instance visitation rights. Just a few weeks ago, the policies were announced, and they will go into effect next month.  Read the new policies, which require all hospitals that receive federal funding to allow patients to designate who may visit them. It also prohibits discrimination in visitation based on several factors including sexual orientation and gender identity.  Allowing our loved ones to visit us while ill is good medicine, and it's good news!



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