Rights and Responsibilities

Summary of rights as a patient

The facility respects the rights of the patient, recognizes each patient as an individual with unique health care needs and, because of the importance of respecting each patient’s personal dignity, is committed to providing considerate, respectful care focused upon the patient’s individual needs. The medical center assists the patient in the exercise of his/her rights and informs the patient of any responsibilities he/she has in the exercising of these rights. All of these rights apply to persons who may have responsibility to make decisions regarding medical care on behalf of the patient. The following list shall include but not be limited to these rights and responsibilities.