Anne Schneider’s article, “Where LPS Does Not Apply – Enter The Medical Hold,” was recently published in Healthcare Business Today. The article provides a nuanced overview of the Lanterman-Petris-Short (“LPS”) Act, and how the Medical Incapacity Hold (“the Hold”) can be leveraged in instances where the patient does not meet the requirements of the “LPS” Act. It further raises awareness of the need for physician “Hold” policies to ensure the protection of patients’ liberties while honoring their ethical obligations to them. The lack of such policies can be taxing in clinical settings as physicians are left with the burden of balancing competing interests.
The full article can be found below.