Healthcare providers have a duty to care, or obligation to treat patients in need of medical care. However, healthcare providers can refuse service (i.e., fire a patient) given certain measures are provided (e.g., adequate notice, confirmation of notice, non-emergency situation, referrals provided, etc.). What are the ethical and legal considerations involved in refusing patient service (i.e., firing a patient)? Provide 1 example (real or hypothetical) of a situation warranting a provider to fire a patient ethically and legally. Provide 1 example (real or hypothetical) of a situation where firing a patient would be controversial.