As a patient at UMC-RH we want you to communicate openly with your health care team, be well informed, participate in treatment choice decisions, and be actively involved in your care. As a partner in your own care, we want you to know your rights as well as your responsibilities.
You have the right to:
- Receive considerate, respectful, compassionate and non-discriminating care regardless of your age, gender, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disabilities.
- Receive care in a safe environment free from all forms of abuse, neglect or harassment.
- Be informed by your doctor about your diagnosis and possible prognosis, the benefits and risks of treatment, and the expected outcome of treatment, including possible outcomes.
- Give informed written consent before any non-emergency procedure begins.
- Know by name the physicians, nurses and other staff members responsible for your care.
- Request information from your medical records.
- Request information about your own health condition and treatment options.
- Privacy and having your medical records keep confidential.
- Reject medical treatment unless required by law.
- Have visitors when safe to do so.
- Examine and receive an explanation of your bills.
It is your responsibility to:
- Provide full and accurate information about your health condition to the physician, nurses, and staff responsible for providing medical services.
- Comply with all measures taken to prevent the spread of infectious diseases within the hospital.
- Respect the obligation that hospital staff must provide medical treatment to other patients.
- Pay your hospital bills promptly.
- Provide information necessary for insurance processing, and to ask any questions you may have concerning your hospital bills.
- Inform the hospital as soon as possible if you feel your rights have been violated or your safety is a concern.