Patient Rights

The patient has the right to considerate and respectful care

  • The patient has the right to personal and informational privacy. Discussion or consultation involving his care will be conducted discreetly and only with those involved in his care or monitoring its quality. All communications and records pertaining to his care will be treated confidentially. The patient can expect to be interviewed , examined, and treated in surroundings conducive to visual and auditory privacy. Those not directly involved in his care must have the patient’s permission to be present.
  • The patient has the right to obtain from his doctor, complete and current information on his current diagnosis, treatment and prognosis in terms that the patient can reasonably be expected to understand. When it is not medically advisable to give such information to the patient, the information will be made available to an appropriate person in his behalf.
  • The patient has the right to receive from his doctor, information necessary to given informed consent prior to any procedure or treatment. Except in emergencies, such information will include but not necessarily be limited to the specific procedure or treatment, the significant risks involved and probable outcome. Where medically significant alternatives exist or at the patient’s request for medical alternatives, the patient has the right to such information. The patient has the right to know who is performing the procedures or treatment.
  • The patient has the right to refuse treatment to the extent permitted by law and to be informed of the medical consequences of his decision.
  • The patient has the right to expect reasonable continuity of care. He will be informed by his doctor or his delegate of the patient’s continuing health care requirements following discharge.
  • The patient has the right to be advised if an experimental procedure or treatment affecting his care is proposed and he has the right to refuse such procedure or treatment.
  • The patient has the right to request and receive an itemized and detailed explanation of his total bill for services rendered.
  • The patient has the right to know the rules and regulations concerning his conduct as a patient. He shall be informed of how to initiate a complaint.

PATIENT RESPONSIBILITES

  • The patient has the responsibility to provide, to the best of his knowledge, accurate and complete information regarding his present symptoms, past illnesses, hospitalizations, immunizations and other matters concerning his health. He has the responsibility of reporting unexpected changes in his condition.
  • The patient is responsible for following the treatment(s) recommended by his doctor and as expressed by the doctor or other office personnel as they carry out the corresponding plan of care.
  • The patient is responsible for promptly fulfilling the financial obligations of his health care. He is responsible for furnishing information and cooperating to expedite payment by a third party payer.
  • The patient is responsible for following rules and regulations affecting patient care and conduct.
  • The patient is responsible for being considerate of the rights of other patients and office personnel.