Patient Bill of Rights
-The Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990 requires hospitals, nursing homes, home health providers, hospices and managed care organizations that provide services to Medicare and Medicaid eligible patients must provide patients upon admission, information on patients’ rights.
-It virtually applies to every type of health care facility. The facility must provide adult patients with written information under the state law to make health care decisions.
-Based on the concept of informed consent, in 1972, the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association developed a Patient Bill of Rights. The Patient Bill of Rights states that the patient has the right to all information from this provider regarding any testing, diagnoses, and treatments