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From: Dr Gosia O'Reilly (59.167.207.152)
Subject:         Medical tourism to Costa Rica
Date: September 1, 2014 at 7:56 pm PST

I have not developed any sophisticated opinion on water fasting, besides that I am not too keen on it, and I have done water fasting in my life only a few times for very short periods of time (3 days max). But this post is not about whether water fasting is a desirable practice or not.

Rather, my thoughts are that anyone traveling for medical reasons to places outside their country, where laws could be different, should do a thorough search to assess all the risks, before their departure. I think that this issue is relevant to the recent discussion here, and so although I look forward to more discussion on the topic of health promotion in the future, I thought it would be entirely appropriate to mention it.

In relation to Costa Rica, after some searches and reading on the topic, it seems that laws do not offer a level of protection to the client anywhere near to what they would in Australia or USA. At the same time, unlicensed health practitioners are allowed to operate there with a lot of freedom, and with a lower risk of being brought to justice should anything go wrong. Personally, I would not send my loved one, or a friend, or even a stranger, to a fasting place that is 5 hours driving time from the nearest hospital. I would not want to risk their life should they be in need of medical advice or emergency. That is my opinion, of course.

Still, these few links I found, were enough for me to cement my feelings on the topic:

[1] COMPARING CERTAIN ASPECTS OF U.S. AND COSTA RICAN
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE COMPENSATION SYSTEMS:
http://arizonajournal.org/ajicl/archive/30.2/SpeceArticle.pdf

[2] Costa Rica, Alerts and Warnings (click on Health):
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/costa-rica.html

Note: "Ambulances may not have emergency equipment and can sometimes offer nothing more than transport."

[3] REASONS NOT TO HAVE SURGERY IN COSTA RICA:
http://ronaldpinomalpractice.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/timeline.html

[4]Medical Malpractice in Costa Rica (facts and figures):
http://www.costaricalaw.com/Litigation-in-Costa-Rica/medical-malpractice-in-costa-rica.html

Gosia
(http://blog.rawgosia.com/about/)

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