Patient Bill of Rights
- The patient has a right to considerate and respectful care.
- The patient has the right to and is encouraged to obtain from physicians and other direct care givers relevant, current, and understandable information concerning diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
- The patient is entitled to the opportunity to discuss and request information related to the specific procedures and/or treatment, the risks involved, the possible length of recuperation, and the medically reasonable alternatives and their accompanying risks and benefits.
- Patients have the right to know the identity of physicians, nurses, and others involved in their care, as well as when those involved are other trainees. The patient also has the right to know the immediate and long-term financial implications of treatment choices, insofar as they are known.
- The patient has the right to make decisions about the plan of care to and during the course of treatment and to refuse a recommended treatment or plan of care.
- The patient has the right to every consideration of privacy. Case discussion, consultation, examination, and treatment should be conducted so as to protect each patient’s privacy.
- The patient has the right to review the records pertaining to his/her medical care and to have the information explained or interpreted as necessary, except when restricted by law.
- The patient has the right to expect reasonable continuity of care when appropriate.
- The patient has the right to be informed of facility policies and practices that relate to patient care, treatment, and responsibilities.
- The patient has the right to be informed of the facilities charges for services and available payment methods