Patients Rights and Responsibilities

PATIENT RIGHTS :

  • To be treated with RESPECT and DIGNITY.
  • To every consideration of PRIVACY concerning their medical care.
  • To expect that all records pertaining to their care are CONFIDENTIAL. Expect when required by law, patients are given the opportunity to approve or refuse their release.
  • To access to INFORMATION concerning their care, including their medical records, as provided by the state and federal laws.
  • To PARTICIPATE in decision involving their health care, except when such participation is not indicated for medical releases.
  • To REFUSE treatment to the extent permitted by law and to be informed of the medical consequences of their actions.
  • To receive all information necessary to sign an INFORMED CONSENT prior to the start of any procedure and/or treatment, except in emergencies where their lives or health may be in serious danger.
  • To voice GRIEVANCES about their managed care organization or the medical care provided.
  • To offer SUGGESTIONS/FEEDBACK for changes in policies and procedures.

PATIENTS RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Adhere to the treatment plan recommended.
  • To be on time for appointments.
  • To inform about your medical history and symptoms.
  • Notify if there are any changes in your address and phone number.