Rights & Responsibilities
Any patient of Health Services has a right:
- To be treated with respect, dignity, and consideration;
- To be assured personal privacy, including protection from access to their confidential medical information, unless required by law;
- To be assured that disclosures and records are treated confidentially;
- To participate in decisions involving their healthcare whenever possible;
- To competent, humane treatment with appropriate respect for their opinions and beliefs;
- To refuse treatment or a referral;
- To be informed of the personal responsibilities involved in seeking medical treatment and in maintaining their health and well being thereafter.
All patients have a responsibility to:
- Provide complete and full information on their past and current health status and to cooperate in treatment planning and follow up.
- Inform the medical provider of any changes in their health status that could affect their treatment;
- Adhere to a prescribed treatment plan and to discuss any desired changes with the medical provider;
- Act in a considerate and cooperative manner showing the same respect to the health care staff an they expect to receive;
- Ask questions and seek clarification regarding areas of concern;
- Weigh consequences of refusing to comply with medical instructions and recommendations;
- Make appointments and be on time for appointments or to cancel appointments.