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ACP: Federal, state laws limit better care
Modern Physician

A paper released by the American College of Physicians highlights state and federal laws that it says limit physician-patient communication and present roadblocks to better care. The paper, “Statement of Principles on the Role of Governments in Regulating the Patient-Physician Relationship”, suggests guidelines for the role of governments. Among the concerns are that some laws prevent physicians from educating patients about risk factors that could affect their health or their families’, as suggested by evidence-based guidelines of care.