Patient Rights & 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.