PATIENTS BILL OF RIGHTS

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by suzetal, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. suzetal

    suzetal New Member

    Patients’ Bill of Rights

    I. Information Disclosure
    You have the right to receive accurate and easily understood information about your health plan, health care professionals, and health care facilities. If you speak another language, have a physical or mental disability, or just don’t understand something, assistance will be provided so you can make informed health care decisions.

    II. Choice of Providers and Plans
    You have the right to a choice of health care providers that is sufficient to provide you with access to appropriate high-quality health care.

    III. Access to Emergency Services
    If you have sever pain, an injury, or sudden illness that convinces you that your health is in serious jeopardy, you have the right to receive screening and stabilization emergency services whenever and wherever needed, without prior authorization or financial penalty.

    IV. Participation in Treatment Decisions
    You have the right to know all your treatment options and to participate in decisions about your care. Parents, guardians, family members, or other individuals that you designate can represent you if you cannot make your own decisions.

    V. Respect and Nondiscrimination
    You have a right to considerate, respectful and nondiscriminatory care from your doctors, health plan representatives, and other health care providers.

    VI. Confidentiality of Health Information
    You have the right to talk in confidence with health care providers and to have your health care information protected. You also have the right to review and copy your own medical record and request that your physician amend your record if it is not accurate, relevant, or complete.

    VII. Complaints and Appeals
    You have the right to a fair, fast, and objective review of any compliant you have against your health plan, doctors, hospitals or other health care personnel. This includes complaints about waiting times, operating hours, the conduct of health care personnel, and the adequacy of health care facilities.


    For more information on patients rights and responsibilities:

    Prescription Medicines and You, presents information on what you need to do to take your medicines safely, and how to get help when you need it.

    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a part of the U.S.
  2. fight4acure

    fight4acure Member

    thanks suzetal ;)
  3. victoria

    victoria New Member

    important for everyone to know!

    Thanks Sue!

    all the best,
    Victoria

  4. mindbender

    mindbender New Member