The Patient's Bill of Rights- for CCMA
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A patient has the right to obtain complete, current, and accurate information concerning his or her diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. If the doctor believes it is medically inadvisable to give information to the patient, it must be made available to an appropriate representative of the patient.
Name of doctor must be made available upon request.
Right to Refuse Care
A patient has the right to refuse treatment to the extent permitted under law and if he or she is fully informed of the medical consequences or refusal.
A patient has the right to privacy concerning his or her medical care program. Those not directly involved in his or her care must have his or her permission to be present during case discussions, examinations, or treatments.
A patient has the right to confidential treatment of all records pertaining to his or her care.
Response to Requests
A patient has the right to reasonable response to his or her request for services. If transfer to another facility is recommended by the doctor, this patient must be given full information and explanation of need for transfer, and any possible alternatives.
Third Party Relationships
A patient has the right to know the relationship between his or her hospital and any other health-care institutions involved in his or her care.
Experiments or Research
A patient has the right to be informed of any hospital plan to engage in human experimentation involving his or her care or treatment, and to refuse to participate in such research projects.
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