Patient Rights

as a patient you have a right to:

  • Considerate, respectful care at all times and under all circumstances with recognition of your personal dignity.
  • Personal and informational privacy.
  • Confidentiality of records and disclosures. Except when required by law, you have the right to approve or refuse the release of records.
  • Information concerning your diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis, to the degree known.
  • The opportunity to participate in decisions involving your healthcare.
  • Competent, caring healthcare providers who act as your advocates.
  • Know the identity and professional status of individuals providing service.
  • Adequate education regarding self-care at home written in language you can understand.
  • Make decisions about medical care, including the right to accept or refuse medical or surgical treatment.
  • Impartial access to treatment regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, handicap, or disability.
  • Receive an itemized bill for all services.
  • File a grievance with the facility by contacting the Clinical Director of the facility.
  • Report any comments concerning the quality of services provided to you during the time spent at the facility and receive fair follow-up on our comments.
  • Know about any business relationships among the facility, healthcare providers and others that might influence your care or treatment.

as a patient you are responsible for:

  • Providing to the best of your knowledge, accurate and complete information about your present health status and past medical history and reporting any unexpected changes to the appropriate physician(s).
  • Following the treatment plan recommended by the primary physician involved in your case.
  • Providing an adult to transport you home after surgery and an adult to be responsible for you at home for the first 24 hours after surgery.
  • Indicating whether you clearly understand a contemplated course of action and what is expected of you and ask questions when you need further information.
  • Your actions if you refuse treatment, leave the facility against the advice of the physician, and/or do not follow the physician’s instructions relating to your care.
  • Ensuring that the financial obligations of your healthcare are fulfilled as expediently as possible.
  • Providing information about and/or copies of any living will, power of attorney, or other directive that you desire us to know about.
  • Making healthy choices regarding lifestyle and habits.