A patient has the right to respectful care given by competent workers.
A patient has the right to know the names and the jobs of his or her caregivers.
A patient has the right to privacy with respect to his or her medical condition. A patient’s care and treatment will be discussed only with those who need to know.
A patient has the right to have his or her medical records treated as confidential and read only by people with a need to know. Information about a patient will be released only with permission from the patient or as required by law.
A patient has the right to request amendments to and obtain information on disclosures of his or her health information, in accordance with law and regulation.
A patient has the right to know what facility rules and regulations apply to his or her conduct as a patient.
A patient has the right to have emergency procedures done without unnecessary delay.
A patient has the right to good quality care and high professional standards that are continually maintained and reviewed.
A patient has the right to make informed decisions regarding his or her care and has the right to include family members in those decisions.
A patient has the right to information from his or her doctor in order to make informed decisions about his or her care. This means that patients will be given information about their diagnosis, prognosis, and different treatment choices. This information will be given in terms that the patient can understand. This may not be possible in an emergency.
Patients are responsible for providing correct and complete information about their health and past medical history.
Patients are responsible for reporting changes in their general health condition, symptoms, or allergies to the responsible caregiver.
Patients are responsible for reporting if they do not understand the planned treatment or their part in the plan.
Patients are responsible for following the recommended treatment plan they have agreed to, including instruction from nurses and other health personnel.
Patients are responsible for keeping appointments.
Patients are responsible for treating others with respect.
Patients are responsible for following facility rules regarding smoking, noise, and use of electrical equipment.
Patients are responsible for what happens if they refuse the planned treatment.
Patients are responsible for paying for their care.
Patients are responsible for respecting the property and rights of others.
Patients are responsible for assisting in the control of noise and the number of visitors in their rooms