As a patient, you have a right to:
Excellent medical care and treatment without regard to race, color, sex, sexualpreference, sexual preference, national origin, handicap or source of payment. Good care and high professional standards that are continuously maintained andreviewed. A surrogate (parent, legal guardian, person with medical power of attorney) exercisethe Patient Rights when you are unable to do so, without coercion, discrimination orretaliation. Confidential records that protect your protected health information; you have theright to approve or refuse the release of clinical records. Good health care management techniques that make the most effective use of yourtime and still provide for your comfort and convenience. Information concerning your physician, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, to thedegree known. High degree of privacy. Case discussions, consultations, examinations andtreatment plans are confidential and will be conducted discreetly. Make decisions about medical care, including the right to accept or refuse medical orsurgical treatment after being adequately informed of the benefits, risks andalternatives, without coercion, discrimination or retaliation. Competent, caring healthcare providers who act as your advocates and treats yourpain as effectively as possible. Care is provided in a language that you understand. Refuse any particular procedure or treatment. Know the reason for a transfer insideand outside the facility. Examine and receive a detailed explanation of your bill. File a grievance with the facility by contacting the Director of Nursing, via telephoneor in writing, when you feel your rights have been violated.