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  1. The patient has the right to considerate and respectful care along with recognition of their individuality and personal needs. This also includes the need for privacy in treatment.
  2. The patient has the right to obtain from his physician complete current information concerning his diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in terms the patient can be reasonably expected to understand. When it is not medically advisable to give such information to the patient, the information should be made available to an appropriate person in his behalf. He has the right to know, by name, the physician responsible for coordinating his care.
  3. The patient may not be denied appropriate hospital care because of their race, color, creed, national orgin, ancestry, sex, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, age, newborn status, handicap or source of payment.
  4. The patient has the right to expect that all communications and records pertaining to his care should be treated as confidential including computerized medical information.
  5. The patient has the right to obtain information as to any relationship of his hospitalization to other health care and educational institutions in so far as his care is concerned. He also has the right to have access to his medical record and may review it upon request. The patient has the right to obtain information as to the existence of any professional relationships among individuals, by name, who are treating him.
  6. The patient has the right to know who has overall responsibility for the patient's care. When the patient is admitted to our facility his physician will be notified along with any family members the patient wishes.
  7. The patient has the right to every consideration of his privacy concerning his medical care program. He will have the opportunity to participate to the fullest extent possible in planning for his or her care and treatment. Case discussion, consultation, examination, and treatment are confidential and should be discussed discretely. Those not directly involved in the patients care must have the permission of the patient to be present.
  8. The patient has the right at the time of admission, to be given a copy of the hospital's policies on patient rights and responsibilities.
  9. The patient has the right to receive from his physician information necessary to give informed consent prior to the start of any procedure and/or treatment. Except in emergencies, such information for informed consent should include but not necessarily be limited to the specific procedure and/or treatment, the medically significant risks involved, and the probable duration of incapacitation. Where medically significant alternatives for care or treatment exist, or when the patient requests information concerning medical alternatives, the patient has the right to know the name of the person responsible for the procedures and/or treatment.
  10. The patient has the right to refuse treatment to the extent permitted by law and to be informed of the medical consequences of his action.
  11. The patient has the right to be advised if the hospital proposes to engage in or perform human experimentation affecting his care or treatment. The patient has the right to refuse to participate in such research projects.
  12. The patient has the right to expect that within its capacity a hospital must make reasonable response to the requests of a patient for services. The hospital must provide evaluation, service, and/or referral as indicated by the urgency of the case. When medically permissible, a patient may be transferred to another facility only after he/she has received complete information and explanation concerning the needs for and, alternatives to, such a transfer. The institution to which the patient is to be transferred must first have accepted the patient for transfer.
  13. The patient has the right to designate persons who are permitted to visit the patient during the patient's stay.
  14. The patient has the right to expect reasonable continuity of care. He/she has the right to know in advance what appointment times and when the physicians are available and where. The patient has the right to expect that the hospital will provide a mechanism whereby he is informed by his/her physician or a delegate of the physician of the patient's continuing health care requirements following discharge.
  15. The patient has the right to be free from verbal, sexual, physical, or mental abuse, corporal punishment and involuntary seclusion.
  16. The patient has the right to be free from the use of physical restraints or psychoactive drugs for discipline or convenience or when they are not required to treat medical symptoms.
  17. The patient has the right to retain and use personal possessions, including some furnishings, and appropriate clothing, as space permits, unless to do so would infringe upon the rights or health and safety of other patients.
  18. The patient has the right to privacy in written communications, including the right to send and receive mail that is unopened and have access to stationary, postage, and writing implements at the patient's own expense.
  19. The patient has the right to refuse to perform services for the facility, or to perform services for the facility, if he or she chooses when the facility has documented the need or desire for work in the care plan and the patient agrees to the work arrangement described in the work plan.
  20. The patient has the right to share a room with his or her spouse when married patients are in the same facility and both spouses consent to the arrangement.
  21. The patient has the right to examine his or her bill and receive an explanation of the bill, regardless of the source of payment, and every patient shall receive, upon request, information relating to financial assistance available though the hospital.
  22. The patient has the right to formulate an Advanced Directive and that the terms of any Advanced Directive that I have executed will be followed by the healthcare facility and my caregivers to the extent permitted by law. I will also be given information on completing an Advanced Directive upon my request.
  23. The patient has the right to be informed of their responsibility to comply with hospital rules, cooperate in the patient's own treatment, provide a complete and accurate medical history, be respectful of other patients, staff and property, and provide required information concerning payment of charges.
  24. The patient has the right to be informed in writing about the hospital's policies and procedures for initiation, review and resolution of patient's complaints, including the address where complaints may be filed with the department.