Patient Bill of Rights
Be informed about what you should expect with regard to your rights and responsibilities as a patient.
Read the Premier Health Specialists Statement of Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities below.
Premier Health Specialists Statement of Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities
You Have the Right . . .
- Not to be denied participation in all treatment services based on race, color, creed, sex, national origin, handicap, religion or age.
- To reasonably expect, from staff members responsible for your care and welfare, complete and current information concerning your condition.
- To know by name and specialty, if any, the staff members responsible for your care.
- To reasonable consideration of your privacy and individuality, and to be treated with respect and full recognition of your dignity, individually and reasonable cultural needs.
- To respectfulness and privacy as it relates to your treatment program.
- To expect reasonable safety insofar as the facility’s practices and environment are concerned.
- To expect reasonable continuity of care which includes schedules of services and at what times staff and services are available.
- To be reasonably informed, prior to or at the time of your visit, of services available and/or related charges.
- To be afforded the opportunity to participate in planning your treatment program in any treatment.
- To the maintenance of confidentiality.
- To request a consultation or second opinion at your own expense.
- To have your rights explained to you in a language you understand.
- To have an advance directive (living will, health care proxy, or durable power of attorney for health care).
You Have the Responsibility . . .
- To be honest about matters that relate to you as a patient.
- To attempt to understand your problems.
- To know the staff who are caring for you.
- To report changes in your condition to those responsible for your care and welfare.
- To be considerate and respectful of the rights of both fellow patients and staff.
- To honor the confidentiality and privacy of other patients.
- To notify the administrator/manager of this center if you feel your rights are being violated.
- To assure that the financial obligations of your health care are fulfilled as promptly as possible.
- To follow this facility’s rules and regulations affecting your care and conduct.
Potential Conflicts of Rights
In all cases where any person raises a concern that remains unresolved regarding a divergence of opinion regarding the rights or treatment of a neonate, child or adolescent patient and the rights of their parents and/or guardians, the facility shall consult with the Montgomery County Child Protective Service Agency to insure that the minor’s rights are protected.
March 3, 2008