Each patient shall have a RIGHT to:

  • respect, consideration and dignity.
  • freedom from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, handicap, medical condition, sex, age or ethnicity and the right to impartial access to treatment(s) and/or accommodations that are available within the facilities capacity, its stated mission and applicable law and regulation.
  • personal and informational privacy.
  • be treated with confidentiality and, except when authorized by law, patients shall be given the opportunity to approve or refuse the release of disclosures and records.
  • safe, efficient, cost-effective treatment.
  • appropriate information concerning their diagnosis, treatment and prognosis within a reasonable timeframe. When it is medically inadvisable to give such information to a patient, the information shall be provided to a person designated by the patient or to a legally authorized person.
  • be given the opportunity to participate in decisions involving their health care, except when such participation is contraindicated for medical reasons.
  • include his/her family in care decisions and/or to delegate decision-making to specific persons and/or appoint a surrogate to make healthcare decisions on his/her behalf (to the degree permitted by State Law).
  • give informed consent prior to the start of a procedure and/or treatment.
  • appropriate assessment and management of pain.
  • change primary or specialty physicians if other qualified physicians are available.
  • have an advanced directive (such as a living will, health care proxy, or durable power of attorney for health care) concerning treatment or designating a surrogate decision maker with the expectation that the facility will honor the intent of that directive to the extent permitted by law and facility policy.
  • be free from restraints or seclusion that are not medically necessary or used as a means of coercion, discipline, staff convenience, or retaliation.
  • Information shall be available to patients and staff concerning:
    1. Patient rights;
    2. Patient conduct and responsibilities
    3. Services available and professional status of care givers;
    4. Provisions for after-hours and emergency care;
    5. Fees for services and explanation of benefits;
    6. Payment policies;
    7. Patients' rights to refuse to participate in experimental research; and,
    8. Methods for expressing complaints and suggestions to the ASC.
    9. Disclosure regarding physician financial interest or ownership in the ASC.

Each patient shall have the RESPONSIBILITY to:

  • conduct themselves in a quiet and orderly manner.
  • follow and participate in the treatment plan he/she develops with his/her health care provider and in cooperation with the healthcare team.
  • communicate honestly and directly and provide, to the best of your knowledge, accurate and complete information about present complaints, past illness, hospitalizations, prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbal remedies, dietary supplements and other matters relating to your health.
  • consequences resulting from non-compliance and his/her actions if he/she refuses treatment.
  • follow the organization's rules and regulations affecting patient care and conduct.
  • be considerate to the rights of other patients and facility personnel and for assisting in the control of noise, unauthorized smoking and the number of visitors.
  • respect the property of other patients and the health care organization.
  • make it known whether he or she clearly comprehends the course of his or her medical treatment and what is expected of him/her.
  • assure that the financial obligation of his/her care is fulfilled as promptly as possible.
  • tell their doctors about any living will, power of attorney, or other advanced directive.
  • inform the facility of a violation of patient rights.
  • Communicate any safety concerns including perceived risks in his/her care, and unexpected change(s) in their condition.