Patient Rights

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Your Patient Rights

As a patient at Prague Community Hospital you have the right to:

1.     Patient has the right to considerate and respectful care.

2.     Patient has a right to refuse treatment to the extent permitted by law and to be informed of the medical consequences of this action.

3.     Patient has a right to every consideration of privacy concerning his/her own medical care program.

4.     Patient has a right to expect that all communications and records pertaining to his/her care should be made available only to those hospital and legal entities directly concerned with such care.

5.     Patient has a right to expect the hospital to assist in locating alternative services when medically indicated.

6.     Patient has a right to examine and receive an explanation of his/her hospital bill regardless of the source of payment.

7.     Patient has a right to know what hospital rules and regulations apply to his/her conduct as a patient.

8.     Patient has a right to receive all levels of comprehensive hospital care regardless of race, religion, sex, ethnic background, social class, educational level or ability to pay.

9.     Patient has a right to have personal belongings safeguarded and returned to the patient on discharge.

10.  Patient has a right to be informed of continuing health care requirements following discharge form the hospital.

11.  Patient has a right to be informed as to the nature and purpose of technical procedures to be performed.

12.  Patient has a right to communicate with those responsible for his/her care, to receive information regarding the nature and extent of the problem, planned course of treatment and prognosis.

13.  Patient has the right, at his/her request and own expense, to consult with a specialist.

14.  Patient has the right to know the identity and professional status of individuals providing service to him/her.

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