Patient Bill Of Rights
1.The patient has the right to considerate and respectful care.
2. The patient has the right to obtain from his provider complete current information concerning his diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in terms that the patient can be reasonably expected to understand. When it is not medically advisable to appropriate person(s) on his behalf. He has the right to know by name, the provider responsible for coordinating his care. 3. The patient has the right to receive from his provider information necessary to give informed consent prior to the start of any procedure and/or treatment. 4. Except in emergencies, such information for informed consent should include, but not necessarily be limited to, the specific procedure and/or treatment, the medically significant risks involved, and the probable duration of incapacitation. Where medically significant alternatives for care or treatment exist, or when the patient requests information concerning medical alternatives, the patient has the right to know the name of the person(s) responsible for the procedure and/or treatment. 5. The patient has the right to refuse treatment to the extent permitted by law, and to be informed of the medical consequences of his action. 6. The patient has the right to every consideration of his privacy concerning his own medical care program. Case discussion, consultation, examination, and treatment are confidential and should be conducted discreetly. Those not directly involved in his care must have the permission of the patient to be present. 7. The patient has the right to expect that all communications and records pertaining to his care should be treated as confidential. 8. The patient has the right to expect that within its capacity the center must make response to the request of a patient for services. The center must provide evaluation, service, and/or referral as indicated by the urgency of the case. When medically permissible, a patient may be transferred to another facility only after he has received complete information and explanation concerning the needs for and alternatives for such a transfer. 9. The patient has the right to obtain information as to any relationship of the center to other health care and educational institutions in so far as his care is concerned. The patient has the right to obtain information as to the existence of any professional relationships among individuals, by name, who is treating him. 10. The patient has the right to be advised if the center proposes to engage in or perform human experimentation affecting his care or treatment. The patient has the right to refuse to participate in such research projects. 11. The patient has the right to expect reasonable continuity of care. He has the right to know in advance what appointment times and providers are available and where. The patient has the right to expect that the center will provide a mechanism whereby he is informed by his provider or by a delegate of the provider of the patient’s continuing health care requirements. 12. The patient has the right to examine and receive an explanation of his bill regardless of the source of payment. 13. The patient has the right to know that center rules and regulations apply to his conduct as a patient.
14. The patient has the right to have his pain assessed and managed appropriately.