Every patient has the right to be treated as an individual and to actively participate in AND MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS REGARDING his/her care. The facility and medical staff have adopted the following patient rights and responsibilities, which are communicated to each patient or the patient’s representative/surrogate prior to the procedure/surgery
- To receive treatment without discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or source of payment.
- To receive considerate, respectful and dignified care.
- To be provided privacy and security during the delivery of patient care service.
- To receive information from his/her physician about his/her illness, his/her course of treatment and his/her prospects for recovery in terms that he/she can understand.
- To receive as much information about any proposed treatment or procedures as he/she may need in order to give informed consent prior to the start of any procedure or treatment.
- 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.
- To make decisions regarding the health care that is recommended by the physician. Accordingly, the patient may accept or refuse any recommended medical treatment. If treatment is refused, the patient has the right to be told what effect this may have on their health, and the reason shall be reported to the physician and documented in the medical record.
- To change providers if other qualified providers are available
- To be free from mental and physical abuse, or exploitation during the course of patient care.
- Full consideration of privacy concerning his/her medical care. Case discussion, consultation, examination and treatment are confidential and shall be conducted discretely.