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Your Patient Rights

As a patient at Washington County Hospital you have the right to:
  • Suitable treatment and services regardless of your age, gender, national origin, culture, disability, economic status, educational background of the source or payment for your care.
  • Considerable and respectful care from qualified personnel.
  • The name of the physician who is responsible for your care and information about your condition.
  • Information necessary to allow you to actively participate in decisions regarding your medical care.
  • Request a change in physicians or transfer to another health facility for religious or other reasons.
  • Information contained in your medical record within the limits of the law.
  • Request a specialist or an option from another physician at your own expense.
  • Confidentiality pertaining to your diagnosis, care and method of payment.
  • Be informed about the hospital charges for services and available payment methods.
  • Communicate with people outside the hospital by having personal visits and verbal or written communication.
  • Information about medical procedures or treatments that require your consent, including explanation of risks, probable success al alternative treatments.
  • Expectation of reasonable safety while receiving services at the hospital.
  • Be free of restraints, except as ordered by the physician.
  • To refuse treatment. You will be informed of medical consequences for refusing treatment.
  • Care that promotes your physical, emotional and spiritual comfort and dignity.
  • A grievance process.
It is your responsibility to:
  • Provide accurate and complete information about matters relating to your health.
  • Follow your treatment plan.
  • Provide information need to file your insurance claims and work with the hospital to make payment arrangements.
  • Follow hospital rules and regulations, including the No Smoking policy.
  • Be considerate of the rights of other patients, staff and physicians.
  • Be responsible for your actions if you refuse treatment or do not follow the practitioner's instructions.
  • Provide the hospital with a copy of your written advance directives, if you have one.
  • Make complaints known so that concerns can be addressed.
 
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