PATIENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITES

 

A patient receiving care from Infectious Diseases Associates, P.C. has the right:

• To respectful and considerate care with full recognition of his/her dignity and individuality.

• To receive appropriate and professional quality services without discrimination based on race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, sexual preference, or age.

• To communicate in a form that he/she can reasonably comprehend.

• To make decisions regarding your care and treatment.

• To discuss with your physician your diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and any instruction required for follow-up care.

• To refuse treatment to the extent permitted by law and to be informed of the medical consequences of your decision.

• To be informed of the function, qualifications and name of any person and affiliated agency providing service to the patient.

• To timely service and response to reasonable questions.

• To expect your personal privacy to be respected, and that all records pertaining to your care will be treated as confidential.

• To expect reasonable continuity of care.

• To examine and receive explanation of the medical bill.

• To know what rules and regulations apply to you.

• To know what rules and regulations apply to you.

• To request a second opinion from another physician and change physicians.

• To expect reasonable safety as far as the office practice and environment are concerned.

PATIENT RESPONSIBILITIES

A patient receiving care from Infectious Diseases Associates, P.C. has the responsibility to:

• To cooperate with our physician and health care personnel.

• To accept consequences for your actions if your refuse treatment or do not follow the instructions of your caregiver.

• To participate in setting goals for your recovery.

• To provide accurate information about present complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications and other matters relating to your health.

• To notify your physician or healthcare provider if you do not understand your diagnosis, prognosis, treatment or goals.

• To accept the financial obligation associated with your care.

• To know and follow office rules and regulations.

• To inform personnel of your Advance Directive.

• To advise the health care provider of any dissatisfaction you may have in regard to your care.

If you have any questions about your Rights and Responsibilities, or feel your rights have been violated, please talk to your health care provider. If more assistance is needed, please contact the Office Manager.