Patient rights

WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS?

  • You have the right to be informed about the care you will receive.
  • You have the right to get information about your care in your language.
  • You have the right to make decisions about your care, including refusing care.
  • You have the right to know the names of the caregivers who treat you.
  • You have the right to safe care.
  • You have the right to have your problem treated.
  • You have the right to know when something goes wrong with your care.
  • You have the right to get an up-to-date list of all of your medications.
  • You have the right to be listened to.
  • You have the right to be treated with courtesy and respect.
  • You have the right to determine who you will grant access to your personal
    health information.
  • You have the right to revoke the release of your personal health information at any time.

Speak up if you have questions or concerns, and if you don’t understand, ask again. It’s your body and you have the right to know.
Pay attention to the care you are receiving. Make sure you’re getting the right treatments and medications by our office.
Educate yourself about your diagnosis, the medical tests you are undergoing, and your treatment plan.
Ask a trusted family member or friend to be your advocate.
Know what medications you take and why you take them. Medication errors are the most common health care error.
Use a hospital, surgery center or other type of health care organization that has established quality and safety standards.
Participate in all decisions about your treatment. You are the center of your healthcare team.