Except for emergencies, the healthcare provider must obtain the necessary informed consent prior to the start of any procedure or treatment, or both.
A patient has the right to be advised when they are part of a research or donor program, and the patient, or legal responsible party, must give informed consent prior to actual participation in such a program(s).
A patient has the right to refuse any drugs, treatment, or procedure offered by the facility to the extent permitted by law, and the healthcare provider shall inform the patient of the consequences of the patient’s refusal of any drugs, treatments or procedures.
A patient has the right to assistance in obtaining consultation with another physician at the patient’s request and own expense.
A patient has the right to health care services without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national origin, age, or disability.
The patient has the right to be free from verbal, emotional, physical abuse and/or inappropriate sexual behavior in a safe healthful and comfortable environment.
This facility shall provide the patient, upon request, access to health information contained in his/her records, unless this is specifically restricted by the attending health care provider, or is prohibited by law.
A patient has the right to expect that the facility will provide a mechanism whereby he/she is informed prior to or upon discharge of his/her continuing healthcare requirements following discharge and the means for meeting them.
A patient has the right to express grievances or suggestions to personnel verbally or in writing. Suggestion/ Complaint forms are located in ALL patient waiting areas throughout the facility and will be directed to the attention of the Compliance Officer.