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Your Rights as a Patient
  • To receive services without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, handicap, national origin or sponsor.
  • To be provided reasonable physical access.
  • To be provided a secure environment for self and property.
  • To be treated with respect, consideration and dignity.
  • To expect physicians and staff to respect your privacy and keep all information pertaining to your care confidential.
  • To expect that all disclosures and records are treated confidentially, except when required by law, and to be given the right to approve or refuse their release.
  • To receive information from your physician regarding diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. When it is medically inadvisable to give such information to the patient, the information is provided to a person designated by the patient to be a legally authorized person.
  • To be given the opportunity to participate in decisions involving your care, except when participation is inadvisable for medical reasons.
  • To know by name and position, the person caring for you. Physicians and staff will introduce themselves and/or wear identification badges.
  • To receive from your physician, information necessary to give informed consent prior to the start of any procedure and/or treatment, except in emergencies.
  • To be believed if you say you have pain.
  • To have your pain managed as individually and effectively as possible.
  • To have a concerned staff member respond promptly to reports of pain.

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