Eventually the hospital moved the "king" to care in a residence away from the hospital to limit the "visitors". So, there is no limit to family in American hospitals.
That suggests that you would have to at least pretend to be family to visit in an American hospital.What happens if you are just a work colleague or the next-door-neighbour of the ill person?...R
My wife and I visited him with no problem.
So it's not restricted to families.I wonder where the authors of Perry's books got the idea that it is?...R
He wrote about fiction, right?
The only restrictions are generally visitors are only allowed at certain times and only a certain number at a time, typically no more than 2 at a time.