What are your rights as a patient?

  • To be informed about the care you will receive.
  • To get important information about your care in your preferred language.
  • To get information in a manner that meets your needs, if you have vision, speech, hearing or mental disabilities.
  • To make decisions about your care.
  • To refuse care.
  • To know the names of the caregivers who treat you.
  • To receive safe care.
  • To have your pain addressed.
  • To receive care that is free from discrimination.
  • To know when something goes wrong with your care.
  • To be listened to.
  • To get a list of all your current medications.
  • To not be treated differently because of:
    • Age
    • Physical or mental disability
    • Race
    • Ethnicity
    • Socioeconomic status
    • Sex
    • Gender identity or expression
    • Sexual orientation
    • Religion
    • Culture
    • Language
  • To be treated with courtesy and respect.
  • To have a personal representative, also called an advocate, with you during your care. Your advocate is a family member or friend of your choice.

What are your responsibilities as a patient?

  • To provide complete information.
  • To report changes in condition.
  • To understand medical treatment plan.
  • To follow treatment plan.
  • To keep appointments.
  • For your own actions.
  • For consideration of others.
  • For financial obligations.

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Questions or concerns?

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Ask for written information about all of your rights as a patient.

Sight translation in multiple languages is also available.

Medical Records Release of Health Information

Your medical records are an important part of your continuing health care. You have the right to request copies, either for your own use in managing your health information or for your physicians use when transferring care to another facility.