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October 21, 2022  
Health Law Weekly

Dobbs Puts New Emphasis on Proactive Provider Transparency in Care Offerings

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  • October 21, 2022
  • Elizabeth “Emy” Trende , Squire Patton Boggs
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Months following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the reproductive health climate remains clouded with terms lawyers—not to mention patients—never like to hear: “wait and see,” “to be decided,” “gray area,” “it depends.” Perhaps nowhere is the information gap of more crucial import than at the moment a patient walks through a provider’s door, initiates a potential care relationship, and, unless the provider is unusually transparent about all service offerings, makes assumptions about the ongoing nature of the relationship, and perhaps the unlimited nature of the specific care offerings.

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