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Angel Lorenzo v. The Director of Health

Country: Philippines
Year: 1927
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. 27484
Health Topics: Infectious diseases, Informed consent
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial

The Petitioner, who suffered from leprosy (Hansen’s disease), was confined in the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila in conformity with §1058 of the Administrative Code, which empowered the Director of Health and his authorized agents “to cause to be apprehended, and detained, isolated, or confined, all leprous persons in the Philippine Islands.” The Petitioner brought …Read more

Tags: Compulsory examination, Compulsory testing, Forced examination, Involuntary examination, Involuntary testing, Leprosy, Mandatory examination, Mandatory testing, Non-consensual testing and treatment
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