Patient Bill of Rights

  • Patients are treated with respect, consideration, and dignity.

  • Patients are provided appropriate privacy.

    Patient Disclosures and records are treated confidentially, and, except when required by law, patients are given the opportunity to approve or refuse their release.

  • Patients are provided, to the degree known, complete information concerning their diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and prognosis.  When it is medically inadvisable to give such information to a patient, the information is provided to a person designated by the patient or to a legally authorized person.

  • Patients are given the opportunity to participate in decisions involving their health care, except when such participation is contraindicated for medical reasons.

  • Information is available to patients are staff concerning: Patients are informed of their right to change primary or specialty physicians or dentists or if other qualified physicians or dentists are available.

    • patient rights, including those specified in A,B,C,D, and E above.
    • patient conduct and responsibilities
    • service available at the organization
    • provisions for after-hours and emergency care
    • fees for services
    • payment policies
    • patient’s right to refuse to refuse to participate in experimental research
    • methods for expressing grievances and suggestions to the organization
  • Marketing or advertising regarding the competence and capabilities of the organization is not misleading to patients.

  • Patients are provided with appropriate information regarding the absence of malpractice insurance coverage.