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Patient Bill of Rights

As a patient, you have the right to:
  • Considerate and respectful care.
  • Obtain from your physician complete and current information regarding your diagnosis, treatment and prognosis in terms that can be reasonably understood.
  • Receive from your physician information necessary to give informed consent prior to the start of any procedure or treatment.
  • Refuse treatment to the extent permitted by law and to be informed of the medical consequences of your actions.
  • Every consideration of privacy regarding your own medical care.
  • Expect all communications and records pertaining to your care be treated as confidential.
  • Expect that within your physician's capacity, your physician must make a reasonable response to your request as a patient to be treated; the right to be treated.
  • Obtain information regarding the relationship of your physician to other health care and educational institutions insofar as your care is concerned.
  • Be advised if the physician proposes to do human experimentation affecting your care.
  • Expect reasonable continuity of care.
  • Examine and receive an explanation of your bill, regardless of the source of payment.
  • Know what physician rules and regulations apply to your conduct as a patient.
Arthritis Associates makes every effort to facilitate the protection of your rights as a patient.
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