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Q: I need an external fixation removed from ankle and I refuse pcr test and they refused surgery. Is this legal?

They installed it so I would think they have to remove it

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Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
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  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: I’m not aware of any law that would prohibit a health care provider from refusing to do a surgery on someone who refuses a PCR test.

What specific statute do you believe is being violated?

Perhaps you can find another surgeon who isn’t concerned about the risk of COVID-19 transmission?

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