Patient Rights

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  • Appropriate assessment and management of pain

  • Reasonable access to care

  • Considerate care that represents the patient’s values and beliefs

  • Participate in decisions regarding his or her care

  • Participate in the consideration of ethical issues that arise in the provision of his/her care, including giving informed consent and resolving dilemmas about care decisions

  • Personal privacy and confidentially of information

  • Designate a representative decision maker in the event that the patient is incapable of understanding a proposed treatment or procedure is unable to communicate his/her wishes regarding care

  • Informed of these issues related to his/her care

  • Have caregivers educated by the center about patient rights and their role in supporting those rights

  • Access to protective services

Patient Responsibilities

Doctor and Patient
  • You are responsible for providing accurate and complete information about your health and other matters related to your health

  •  You are responsible for asking question when you do not understand information or instructions

  • You are responsible for following the treatment plan recommended by your caregivers

  • You are responsible for keeping any appointments and to call in advance for cancellation or rescheduling

  • You are responsible for treating all staff members with respect and consideration

  • You are responsible for making payment for your care and treatment rendered by the foundation unless previous arrangements have been made

  • You are responsible for providing correct information necessary for insurance processing of your bill

  • You and your visitors are responsible for considering the needs of others, including patients, visitors and staff, as well as noise control, not smoking and the number of visitors in the exam room.