Patient Rights and Responsibilities
The patient has a right...
- To appropriate privacy and to obtain a copy of Taylor's Privacy Practices Policy;
- To participate in decisions involving the health problem;
- To be informed about the diagnosis, treatment and prediction of the health problem in terms that can be understood;
- To know who is responsible for providing treatment and to request a second medical opinion or to change providers if desired;
- To decide not to be treated, and be informed of the medical consequences of refusal;
- To be treated with respect and dignity and to be provided with courteous, considerate care;
- To receive confidential treatment of their disclosures and medical records and, except when required by law, be afforded the opportunity to approve or refuse their release;
- To refuse participation in experimental research;
- To register complaints, compliments, or suggestions with Taylor Health and Wellness Center's staff;
- To complete a living will or other advance directive.
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The patient has a responsibility...
- To inform clinician of any changes in their health status that could affect their treatment;
- To adhere to a prescribed treatment plan and to discuss any desired change;
- To act in a considerate and cooperative manner with the Taylor Health and Wellness Center staff;
- To ask questions and seek clarification regarding areas of concern;
- To weigh the consequences of refusing to comply with instructions and recommendations;
- To assist clinicians in compiling a complete record authorizing the Health Center to obtain necessary medical information from appropriate sources;
- To keep appointments on time;
- To cancel appointments only when absolutely necessary, and far enough in advance so that other patients might utilize that time;
- To inform your provider about your living will, medical power of attorney, or other directive that could affect your health care.