Patient Bill Of Rights
PATIENT BILL OF RIGHT
As a patient, you have the right to:
- Be fully informed in advance about service/care to be provided, including the disciplines that furnish care and the frequency of visits as well as any modifications to the service/care plan.
- Participate in the development and periodic revision of the plan of service/care.
- Informed consent and refusal of service/care or treatment after the consequences of refusing service/care or treatment are fully presented.
- Be informed, both orally and in writing, in advance of service/care being provided, of the charges, including payment for service/care expected from third parties and any charges for which the patient will be responsible.
- Have one’s property and person treated with respect, consideration, and recognition of patient dignity and individuality.
- Be able to identify visiting staff members through proper identification.
- Voice grievances/complaints regarding treatment or care, lack of respect of property or recommend changes in policy, staff, or service/care without restraint, interference, coercion, discrimination, or reprisal.
- Have grievances/complaints regarding treatment or care that is (or fails to be) furnished, or lack of respect of property investigated.
- Choose a health care provider.
- Confidentiality and privacy of all information contained in the patient record and of Protected Health Information.
- Be advised on agency’s policies and procedures regarding the disclosure of clinical records.
- Receive appropriate service/care without discrimination in accordance with physician orders.
- Be informed of any financial benefits when referred to an organization.
- Be fully informed of one’s responsibilities.
- Be informed of provider service/care limitations.