Medical resources and information to help avoid false medical imprisonment.
In the last few years, as a direct result of the Covid19 ‘pandemic’, a new terrifying phenomenon has emerged in the Medical Freedom front being implemented by our hospital systems known as False Imprisonment or Medical Kidnapping. The names alone are enough to chill hospital goers to the bone and that sentiment is indeed justified because Medical Kidnapping is when a hospital holds a patient against their will by actively denying their reasonable requests. For example, active refusal of a patients’ request for transfer or discharge or refusing to acknowledge or even attempt effective life-saving treatments, isolating and withholding the patient from their loved ones or even failing to provide satisfactory nutrition. Scary stuff.
This phenomenon didn’t just pop up out of nowhere either. It is no question, the way these hospitals have chosen to operate themselves and handle medical crises which has caused this explosion in medical kidnapping cases over the last few years. Specifically, as people desperately fought for proper care of a loved one dying in a hospital after being diagnosed with Covid19 the hospitals were shamefully disregarding their treatment requests unless they shadowed the incentive-driven and deadly protocols dictated by our governmental entities. 1
These hospitals are actively ignoring their patients by operating themselves more like corporate businesses that prioritize profits over patients, while simultaneously deferring all medical decisions to governmental agencies like the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute of Health (NIH). At the end of the day, these hospitals are actively disregarding effective patient care and rights, for the sake of profit and compliance.
We must fight back! Part of that fight is an understanding of the terms and the tools available to go at battle with a hospital. Refer to this page as a basic guide to help equip you for these potential fights.
NOTE: At the bottom of this article, you’ll find a condensed version in flyer form we encourage you to share and to keep on-hand for your reference.
Be Prepared: Eat Well, Exercise, Sleep and Minimize Stress.
It is critical to make lifestyle choices that promote health in order to help you AVOID the HOSPITAL!
Focus on balancing your mind, body and spirit - so focus on a diet rich in whole foods, drink clean water, exercise regularly, get sufficient sunlight and rest, minimize stress and prioritize love, family and faith. These simple truths can help you optimize your immune system and live a life in which you are happy and healthy in every way, including minimized hospital encounters. For more specific advice, freedom provider groups like the Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) have freely accessible prevention protocols to help people avoid things like the Flu/RSV/Covid. 2
Advanced Directive and Medical Power of Attorney
Establish an Advanced Directive and appoint a Medical Power of Attorney or Healthcare Proxy as soon as possible!
A Medical Power of Attorney (MPOA) or Healthcare Proxy, is the person selected to make health care decisions on your behalf. This persons’ powers go into effect only after the patient is considered incapacitated or unable to make their own decisions. They must follow the patients’ directives as indicated in their Advanced Directive.
An Advanced Directive allows a person to plan treatment options as specifically as they’d like based on their state’s regulations. This document is also referred to when you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself (e.g., dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, unconsciousness, etc.) and acts as a guide for the providers and caregivers. Be as specific as necessary to express your wishes for care. For example:
NO VENTILATORS, NO REMDESIVIR, NO EUAs, NO VACCINES, NO BIOLOGICS, etc.
Send copies to your MPOA, loved ones, providers, and/or faith leaders so that the form can be readily available in the event of an emergency. Make sure it is posted in your home, or kept in your car, in an area that would be easily accessed by emergency personnel, such as posted to your refrigerator, in your vehicle’s center console, or in your wallet.
NOTE: Every state is different in their requirements for a Power of Attorney and/or Advanced Directive, so research your state! Don’t give the facility or medical provider any reason to reject your documents.
Health Freedom Warriors
Recruit an army of freedom warriors that you can trust to help advocate on your behalf if/when the time comes. This is your team of freedom advocates, so start recruiting now and focus on covering all your bases.
This team of Health Freedom Warriors should include:
Medical Power of Attorney or Health Care Proxy
Designated provider(s) and/or clinics willing to provide requested treatments
Freedom attorneys/counsel willing to fight the hospital in court
Qualified at-home care providers like RNs/CNAs/EMTs etc.
Medical service outreach teams
Whoever you know will rally behind you to help keep you safe and healthy!
Patient Bill of Rights
Patients’ rights are fundamental and protected by state law.
Every hospital should have their own set of posted Patient’s Rights available to the public. The American Hospital Association (AHA) has also established a Patient’s Bill of Rights and there may also be one specific to your state like this one from Massachusetts that you can act upon with your Attorney General through court action against the hospital if you feel it is being violated. Become familiar with your states regulations so you can easily articulate your rights and remedies under the law.
Some examples AHA -
THE PATIENT HAS THE RIGHT TO:
Considerate and respectful care.
Obtain relevant, current, and understandable information concerning diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
Know the identity of physicians, nurses, and others involved in their care, as well as any students, residents, or other trainees.
The opportunity to discuss and request information related to the specific procedures and/or treatments, the risks, possible length of recuperation, and medically reasonable alternatives.
Make decisions about the plan of care prior to and during treatment, refuse a recommended treatment or plan of care to the extent permitted by law and hospital policy, and be informed of the medical consequences of this action. In case of such refusal, the patient is entitled to other appropriate care and services that the hospital provides or the transfer to another hospital.
If Hospitalized…Just say NO!
It is up to you to refuse any treatment you do not agree with.
Make sure to only sign forms of consent that you have read through and had the chance to update as needed by crossing out or adding declarations on a printed version. This is the time to activate the hospitals patient advocate and social services as well as your Health Freedom Army to help you get out. Provide the hospital with all the information to justify your requests and hold them accountable should they deny them. Oftentimes, patients will be asked to sign an Against Medical Advice (AMA) form to relieve the hospital of liability should you leave against their wishes.
The FLCCC actively updates their protocols for in-hospital care that are freely accessible if you choose to advocate for them. Documentation of your chosen treatment plans/protocols should be provided to all relevant parties and committees (i.e., ethics committees, patient advocates, social workers, etc.).
Neglect: Withholding Nutrition and Visits with Loved Ones
Refer to the hospital’s Patient’s Bill of Rights, it can help you get adequate care for a loved one and gain you access to oversee their care. If the hospital is neglecting the patient, like withholding nutrition or visits with loved ones, the healthcare proxy can contact the local police department and ask for a ‘welfare check’. This will put heat on the hospital, putting them at risk for charges of false imprisonment and/or medical battery which can prove effective at reversing the neglect. Always make sure to file official complaints as soon as possible with the hospital’s relevant committees to help hold them accountable for the mistreatment.
The Legal Front
Establishing legal counsel should be done if possible because hospitals have their own massive bounty of legal resources of their own to help defend their actions. You are likely going to need to file an emergency injunction to force your request, but it isn’t guaranteed the courts will side with the patient.
One avenue to investigate is the federal “Right to Try Act” (H.R.878/H.R.2368/S.204) which authorizes the use of unapproved medical products by patients diagnosed with a terminal illness. Another excellent resource is the patient advocacy group Hands for Health Freedom’s Lawfare page that has some great tools to help assert your legal rights. NOTE: If you or a loved one are actively experiencing Medical Kidnapping please refer to the Hands for Health Freedom to activate their patient advocacy services.
To Health and Freedom.