My solution is to get a colonoscopy without anesthesia. It's not too bad, but I'd like to have an option to assert my right to travel on my own. I don't mind signing a dozen of disclosures, if that helped.dm200 wrote: ↑Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:19 amI/we have the same requirements (Kaiser - Wash DC area) for outpatient surgery, colonoscopies, etc. Fortunately, in our case, I can be with my wife and my wife with me. In looking at the "fine print" of this requirement, it turns out that we could take a taxi home, BUT another responsible adult must also be with the patient. So, for example, if my wife did not feel comfortable actually driving me home after a colonoscopy or outpatient surgery, we could (both) take a taxi home.VictoriaF wrote: ↑Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:41 pmMy hospital would not discharge me after a colonoscopy unless there is someone to pick me up. They would not agree for me taking a taxi. Is there a way for me to assert that it's a hospital, not a prison?White Coat Investor wrote: ↑Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:19 am
It's a hospital, not a prison. It doesn't matter what they "allow." You say, "Nope, my son is driving me, where's the AMA paperwork for me to sign?"
Our policy is to transfer every one by ambulance, but the only ones I can force to do that are the suicidal ones.