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refusal

noun abjuration, abnegation, ban, debarment, declination, declinature, defiance, denial, disallowance, disapproval, disavowal, disclaimer, enjoinment, exclusion, incompliance, interdiction, negation, negative answer, nonacceptance, noncompliance, nonconsent, prohibition, proscription, rebuff, rejection, renouncement, renunciation, repudiation, repulse, resistance, unwillingness, veto
Associated concepts: refusal to answer, refusal to bargain, refusal to proceed, refusal to testify, right of first refusal
Foreign phrases: Reprobata pecunia liberat solventem.Money refused releases the debtor.
See also: bar, declination, disapproval, disclaimer, exclusion, negation, noncompliance, nonobservance, obstruction, ostracism, prohibition, rebuff, rejection, renunciation, repudiation, resistance

REFUSAL. The act of declining to receive or to do something.
     2. A grantee may refuse a title, vide Assent; one appointed executor may refuse to act as such. la some cases, a neglect to perform a duty which the party is required by law or his agreement to do, will amount to a refusal.

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71) This dictum has been accepted by some academics as importing a requirement that an adult be sufficiently informed before an advance refusal of treatment will operate.
Superior Court, I would argue that this condition is not necessary to make the refusal of treatment honored within the legal limit.
Let me say something about the question of consent, refusal of treatment, and advance directives.
They engage the standard concerns of the conflict of principles, the determination of a patient's competence and consent to or refusal of treatment, confidentiality, paternalism and its justification, and euthanasia.
Before we started this study, we assumed that few residents in Danish nursing homes had documented in writing their decision on refusal of treatment in case of life-threatening disease.
Although the Act does not enlarge or constrict the scope of patients' rights in psychiatric settings, it raises three kinds of questions at the intersection of the law of refusal of treatment and the law of advance directives.
Les waste consists of refusal of treatment by composting and / or raw garbage, as well as from selective collection refusal, denial from the collection centers or sorting center and all dib (industrial waste , comparable to household waste).
On that occasion Read admitted failing to assess Patient B, failing to take him to a treatment centre and failing to ensure Patient B's refusal of treatment was valid.
But given that he didn't--for reasons that in hindsight are fairly easy to understand and have as much to do with the physician and the system as with the patient--the physician must honor his competent, informed refusal of treatment.
At present a patient's advance refusal of treatment is binding on doctors under common law.
Legally, a young person of sufficient maturity may give consent to a treatment but any refusal of treatment may be overridden by either their parents or the courts.
Jehovah's Witnesses commonly present problems in refusing blood transfusions and guidelines for the British Medical Association on refusal of treatment state: "From an ethical viewpoint, if a rational adult who has been fully apprised of the consequences of not receiving treatment persists in a refusal, the decision should be respected.