As a patient, you are entitled to the following:
- Receive necessary care in all areas in the hospital regardless of age, caste, disability, gender, origin, race, type of payment ,religion and language,
- Privacy during care, examinations, treatments and conversations with the physician and other health care providers
- Protection from mental and physical abuse or harassment
- Refuse Treatment
- Has health care information provided in a manner and form that the patient can understand
Involvement in Care Decisions:
- You can make informed decisions about the care yourself or through an attendant
- Access to medical record & confidentiality
- All medical records will be treated as confidential by the staff. Exceptions are as required by law, transfer of care or third party administrator/insurance contract
- You must give written permission for any procedure, test or treatment. Before you can do this, your physician must explain to you, in language you understand the following:
- The advantages and risks of the procedure.
- Any possible side-effects.
- The consequences of not receiving treatment.
- How long recovery can be expected to take.
- Right to Consult with other Specialist(s) at your own Expense
- Right to Explanation of the need for transfer elsewhere for Continuity of Care
- Right to be informed of Hospital Rules & Regulations
As a patient, you have the following responsibilities:
Answer questions correctly:
- Provide accurate health related information
- Actively participate in decisions regarding your health care.
- Ask promptly for clarification if you do not understand what is asked of you, or why it is asked.
Let us know
- Be honest and tell us about everything that happens to you as a patient.
- Let your Doctor or Nurse know if you are concerned about treatment, or if you feel you cannot or will not allow for a certain treatment plan.
- Notify a doctor or nurse at once if you notice or think you notice a change in your health.
- Notify your doctor or nurse at once if you have any concern about your hospital care.
- Smoking, Noise and the number of visitors