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Patient Bill of Rights

As a patient, you have the right to expect and demand certain standards of care and treatment from healthcare providers. Below are some of the basic healthcare patients’ bill of rights that you should be aware of:


  1. The right to respectful and considerate care, as well as protection from discrimination, abuse, and neglect.

  2. The right to information about your medical condition, treatment options, and the benefits and risks of each option.

  3. The right to be involved in making decisions about your medical care and to give informed consent or refuse treatment.

  4. The right to access your medical records and receive a copy of the record.

  5. The right to quality care that meets accepted medical standards of care.

  6. The right to privacy and confidentiality of your medical information.

  7. The right to timely access to appropriate medical care, treatment and support services.

  8. The right to express grievances or concerns about your care without fear of retaliation.

  9. The right to participate in advance care planning and make choices about your end-of-life care.


These rights ensure that as a patient, you receive dignified, high-quality healthcare services and have the opportunity to engage fully in your healthcare decisions. Healthcare providers have a responsibility to respect patients' rights and provide a safe and responsible environment for all patients.

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