Honestly, probably another health care provider who didn't agree with the decision not to.
Refusing Erythromycin eye ointment in Texas? - Page 3
I really appreciate this thread, as it helped me prepare for my recent hospital delivery - thank you to all of you who have contributed to it.
I find it quite disturbing that it is Texas law that a medical provider can be charged with a misdemeanor
offense if they do not administer a drug. My impression is that many of the nurses who are responsible for administering the eye drops do not realize this is the case, but that if they did they may find it disturbing as well.
I am thinking about approaching a state legislator about sponsoring a bill in the upcoming session to change this, as I feel strongly that it is of no help to any of the interested parties to pit the personal interest of medical professionals against the health care decisions of their patients.
Would any of you be interested in helping to create this change?
P.S. The hospital where I delivered did what many of you have reported: they did not push for us to give our baby the erythromycin, but did say that they would have to report us to CPS and that a social worker would visit us to discuss it. The social worker never came by, and there was no further discussion.