Patient Bill of Rights
Each patient has the right to obtain any and all information o help them make a decision regarding his/her health (i.e. treatment, clinician).
Each patient has the right to make his/her own decisions about what medical provider (i.e. general physician, specialist) may or may not provide services per their condition.
Each patient has the right to emergency health services when thee is a need (i.e. health risks, loss/abnormality of bodily/organ functions).
Each patient has the right to fully participate in any/all decisions made regarding their own health care. In the case a patient unable to participate in this act on their own behalf, each patient has the right to have someone appointed to act on their behalf. Health care professionals are available to discuss/advise on treatment options when necessary.
Each patient has the right to be treated equally concerning their health care regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, age, current or anticipated mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, genetic info, or source of payment.
Each patient has the right to a health care provider’s full confidence/privacy. Each patient has the right to review/copy their medial records and request amendments to their own record. The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) is set to provide each patient with the quality assurance that they will have confidence/privacy according to the laws provided to them.
Each patient has the right to have their complaints handled in a fair, efficient way, whether it is with their insurance company, medical provider, or other entity that serves them. Each complaint resolving process should include internal/external reviews when necessary.
Each patient has the right to take responsibility and maintain a physical/mental state of good health.