Patient Bill of Rights
1. PATIENT RIGHTS
Murray County Medical Center is dedicated to providing quality health care. We want to make sure you are treated with dignity and respect, and that you are given all the information you need to understand your condition and make decisions about your treatment. These are patient rights. Please take time to read about your Patient Rights and Responsibilities and then ask any of your health care professionals if you have questions.
2. RESPECTFUL CARE
All Murray County Medical Center staff should treat you with respect and courtesy. Your race, religion, sex or ability to pay will not affect the care you receive.
3. COMPLETE INFORMATION
You have the right to complete and current information about your diagnosis, treatment and outlook for recovery in words that you can understand. If your physician feels you should not be given this information directly, it will be shared with an appropriate person close to you. You have the right to know the names and roles of the professionals taking care of you.
4. CARE DECISIONS
You have the right to participate in making decisions about the medical care you receive. You may include your family if you desire. You have the right to agree to or to refuse treatment, as permitted by law, and to know the consequences of your decisions. If you refuse a recommended treatment you have the right to seek another medical provider .
5. PATIENT NEEDS
Confidentiality: All communications and medical records related to your care are kept confidential unless reporting
is permitted by law.
Privacy: All parts of your medical care, examination and treatment will be kept private.
Security: All care and treatment will be provided in a safe and secure area.
6.REVIEW YOUR RECORDS
You may review your medical records and can expect to have the information explained to you, except when restricted by law. The clinic staff will inform your physician if you request to review your records so that he/she may be present in case you have questions .
7. CARE PROVIDED & RESEARCH TREATMENT
The Clinic must make every attempt to provide you with care based on the seriousness of your illness and the Clinic’s ability to treat you. You can also expect to be told about care alternatives when Clinic care is no longer appropriate. You have the right to know about research or experimental treatment that your physician may make available to you. You may also refuse to participate in experimental care.
8. CLINIC POLICIES
You have the right to information about the Clinic’s policies that affect you. You also have the right to know about resources to help you resolve problems or questions about your care, such as the Administration office.
9. PATIENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Give Correct and Full Information
√ You are responsible for telling those caring for you everything you can about your symptoms, medications, previous illnesses, etc.
√ You are also expected to tell your health care providers about any changes in your condition and whether you understand your plan of care.
Follow Your Treatment Plan
√ You are responsible for following the instructions of your health care professionals and informing them if you will have problems doing so.