Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
You have a right to:
Be treated with consideration, respect and dignity.
Have consideration shown to the spiritual and cultural beliefs that influence your perception of illness and care.
Privacy during medical care and confidentiality of communications and records pertaining to your care.
Know who is responsible for coordinating your care.
Receive complete and understandable information about your condition and care and participate in decisions regarding your care.
Refuse recommendations for treatment to the extent permitted by law.
Access to information in your medical record.
Approve or refuse the release of information from your medical record except when release is required or allowed by law.
Receive an explanation of your bill.
You have a responsibility to:
Provide accurate and complete information about current and past illnesses, medications and other matters pertaining to your health.
Ask questions when you are in doubt.
Follow your health care provider’s instructions or discuss any obstacles you may have in complying with your prescribed treatment plan.
Accept responsibility for refusing treatment or not following your treatment plan.
Keep appointments or cancel on a timely basis.
Voice concerns to administration or medical staff without fear of reprisals or discrimination.