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Patient Bill of Rights

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What is the patient bill of rights and responsibilities?

The patient bill of rights and responsibilities is a guide to make sure every patient gets good quality health care. It contains rules for you or your healthcare provider that should be followed when you are getting health care and treatment. It also tells you how healthcare providers may relate and care for you as their patient. Read the information carefully and ask your healthcare provider any questions that you may have.

What are my rights?

Your rights are things you may do and get as a patient towards the goal of good quality health care. Your rights as a patient are as follows:

What are my responsibilities?

You and your healthcare provider share the goal of managing your health and wellbeing. The following are ways that you can help reach this goal:

Further information

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your healthcare providers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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