I recently came down with a bad cold and was bed ridden for two days before I had a family member take me to the hospital. Being a person who always takes his tape recoder with him to all my other doctor visits to be able to review the physicans instructions and to have my family be able to help me comprehend and understand just what the physician communicated.
Upon him entering the room I told him I was going to record our conversation but before I could even finish my sentance he told me to shut it off. I polity told him why I was going to record the conversation and it seemed he reluctanly was going to let me record our conversation.
He then began to start the exam and as he was explaing to me that I might have pnemone brought on by the cold that I had that he was going to order some chest x-rays and get me a prescrption for a inhaler he then left the room. About half hour later he retruned to the room and told me that he was going to have ask me to leave on the recomendation of his adminstration because I was recording our visit. I then asked what about the x-rays and prescprtion and he told me to sign my release papers and leave!
Im now sitting her typing this and wondering if I should go back or go to Differnt hospital for treatment allthough the only other hospital is a hour drive for me and the way im breathing I just don't have the energy.
My questions are basicly:
Do I have the right to record our conversation?
Can a hospital refuse medical treatment like this?
What about the bill since they refused me treatment do I have to pay?
State is Ohio
Sick in Ohio