Is it legal for a count owned hospital to refuse service

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Is it legal for a count owned hospital to refuse service

I live in a small town I owned a medical laboratory up our county hospital was so up set allOf our STAT Blood samples would go to the hospital well I had a stay blood draw a a retirement home I took sample to our county hospital and they refused my services is this legal and can I take legal actions on this Thanks

Asked on March 16, 2012 under Malpractice Law, New Mexico

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You probably won't be able to take legal action if the blood draw wasn't done somewhere under its control. This is probably due to chain of custody issues and issues dealing with self protection (read no lawsuit). Check any contracts you may have or contact the general chief of staff of the hospital and talk to him or her about policies and see if something can be done in the future to ensure you are following hospital policies and that the hospital will take your blood samples.


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