Patient Rights


  • Exercise these rights without regard to gender, cultural, economic, educational, or religious background or the source of payment for care.
  • Treated with respect, consideration, and dignity.
  • Provided with appropriate personal privacy, care in a safe setting, and free from all forms of abuse and harassment.
  • Knowledge of the name of the physician who has primary responsibility for coordinating care and the names and professional relationships of other physicians who you will see.
  • Receive information from physician about your illness, course of treatment and prospects for recovery in terms that you can understand.
  • Receive as much information from your physician about any proposed treatment or procedure as you may need in order to give informed consent or to refuse this course of treatment. Except in emergencies this information shall include a description of the procedure or treatment, the medical risks involved in each, and to know the name of the person who will carry out the procedure or treatment.
  • Actively participate in decisions regarding your medical care to the extent permitted by law, this includes the right to refuse treatment or change your primary physician.
  • Disclosures and records are treated confidentially, except when required by law, patients are given the opportunity to approve or refuse their release.
  • Information for the provision of after-hour and emergency care.
  • Information regarding fees for service, payment policies and obligations.
  • The right to decline participation in experimental or trial studies.
  • The right to receive marketing or advertising materials that refect the services of the Centers in a way which is not misleading.
  • The right to express your concerns and receive a response to inquiries in a timely fashion.
  • The right to self-determination including the right to accept or to refuse treatment and the right to formulate an Advance Directive.
  • The right to know and understand what to expect related to your care and treatment.


  • Provide complete and accurate information to the best of your ability about your health, any medications, including over-the-counter products and dietary supplements and any allergies or sensitivities.
  • Ask for an explanation if you do not understand papers you are asked to sign or anything about your own or your child’s care.
  • Gather as much information as you need to make informed decisions.
  • Be available so sta¬ff can teach you how to care for yourself or your child. We want to share our knowledge with you, but you must be prepared to learn.
  • Follow the care prescribed or recommended for you or your child by the physicians, nurses, and other members of the
  • Respect the rights and privacy of others.
  • Assure the financial obligations associated with your own or your child’s care are fulfilled.
  • Responsible for being respectful of his/her personal property and that of other persons in the Center.
  • Take an active role in ensuring safe patient care. Ask questions or state concerns while in our care. If you don’t understand, ask again.
  • Provide a responsible adult to transport you home from the facility and remain with you for 24 hours, if required by your provider.
  • Inform his/her provider about any living will, medical power of attorney, or another directive that could act his/her care.