Access to Respectful Care
- You have the right to receive necessary care regardless of your race, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, beliefs, values, language, functional, age, disability or source of payment.
- You have the right to receive considerate and respectful care in a smoke-free environment.
- You have the right to privacy.
- You may speak alone with anyone you wish while in the hospital unless your health care provider determines it is not in your best medical interest.
- You have the right to receive information about rules involving your care or conduct.
- You have the right to proper assessment and management of pain.
- You have the right to be free from restraints of any form that are not medically necessary.
- You have the right to be free from mental or physical abuse or harassment.
Involvement in Care Decisions
- You have the right to information about your condition, treatment and prognosis, including unanticipated outcomes of care.
- You have the right to know who is taking care of you and his/her professional titles.
- You are entitled to know who is responsible for your direct care and their professional titles.
- You have the right to education about safe use of medications, medical equipment, potential food-drug interactions and counseling on nutrition and modified diets.
- You have the right to be involved in the planning, completion and review of your plan of care, including your plan of care for after you leave the hospital.
- You may refuse treatment to the extent permitted by law. It is our responsibility to discuss with you the possible results of your refusal.
- You have the right to participate in health care decisions including Advance Directives.
- No experimental procedure can be a part of your care without your approval.
- Your right to make decisions about health care does not mean that you can demand treatment and services that are medically inappropriate or unnecessary.