Patients' Rights & Responsibilities

Patients Rights

  1. To receive the best care available for his problem, without regard to national origin, race, age, sex, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, or illness.
  2. To be treated with respect, consideration and dignity. To expect that his personal convictions and beliefs will be taken into account when he seeks help
  3. To know the identity and professional status of his doctor.
  4. To expect that his medical records will be kept confidential, and that access to information about him will be limited to those legitimately involved in his care.
  5. To receive information from his doctor concerning your illness, condition, treatment, including possible side effects, and plans for your care.
  6. To participate in decisions involving his health care (including ethical concerns) and to review his records with a doctor.
  7. To have his privacy respected.
  8. To agree to or refuse any health care service and to be informed of medical consequences of services refused.
  9. To state his preference for medical provider.
  10. To express grievances concerning his health care without fear of retribution.
  11. To know charges for services before received.
  12. To appropriate assessment and effective management of pain.
  13. To give informed consent before any diagnostic or therapeutic procedure is performed (unless a life-threatening emergency precludes informed consent).

Patients Responsibilities

  1. To seek prompt medical attention.
  2. To provide his doctor with complete information regarding any health problems that he has had in the past and any medications or treatments that he is currently receiving.
  3. To follow treatment plan recommended by his doctor. To make it known if he does not understand the suggested procedures or treatment plans.
  4. To note and report significant changes in symptoms, or a failure to improve.
  5. To be respectful and considerate of other patients and student health staff.
  6. To keep appointments that are scheduled, or cancel an appointment in a timely fashion.
  7. To be responsible for his actions if he refuses treatment or do not follow the medical provider’s instructions.
  8. To carry adequate health insurance, be familiar with policy coverage, and provide information necessary for appropriate provider referral, if needed.
  9. To pay any charges billed to him.