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Patient Rights

As a patient, you have certain rights and responsibilities.  We recognize that a respectful relationship between the healthcare provider and the patient is the foundation for proper medical care.

Patients have the right to:

  • Receive humane care and treatment with respect and consideration
  • Confidentiality of your health records
  • Privacy and confidentiality when seeking or receiving care except for life threatening conditions or situations
  • Be informed of and to exercise the option to refuse to participate in any research aspect of your care without compromising access to medical care and treatment
  • Receive accurate information concerning diagnosis, treatment, risks involved and prognosis of an illness or health related condition
  • Ask for reasonable alternatives to care
  • A second professional opinion regarding one’s health care and treatment
  • Participate actively in decisions regarding one’s health care and treatment
  • Accessible information regarding the scope and availability of services
  • Be informed about any legal reporting requirements regarding any aspect of screening or care
  • To file complaints and appeals with impunity
  • To encourage family involvement of care