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CHAPTER 2

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Legal Considerations and Administration

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health Insurance
portability and
Accountability Act
(hIpAA)

1. The patient has a right to considerate and respectful care.
2. Patients have the right to obtain from their physician complete
current information concerning their diagnosis, treatment, and
prognosis in terms they can be reasonably expected to understand.
3. An informed consent should include knowledge of the proposed
procedure, along with its risks and probable duration of
incapacitation. In addition, the patient has a right to information
regarding medically significant alternatives.
4. The patient has the right to refuse treatment to the extent permitted by
law, and to be informed of the medical consequences of his or her action.
5. Case discussion, consultation, examination, and treatment should
be conducted discretely. Those not directly involved must have
the patient's permission to be present.
6. The patient has the right to expect that all communication and
records pertaining to his or her care should be treated as confidential.
7. The patient has the right to expect the hospital to make a reasonable
response to his or her request for services. The hospital must provide
evaluation, service, and referral as indicated by the urgency of
the case.
8. The patient has the right to obtain information as to any relationship of
his or her hospital to other health care and educational institutions,
insofar as care is concerned. The patient has the right to obtain information
as to the existence of any professional relationships among individuals, by
name, who are treating him or her.
9. The patient has the right to be advised if the hospital proposes
to engage in or perform human experimentation affecting his or
her care or treatment. The patient has the right to refuse to
participate in such research projects.
10. The patient has the right to expect reasonable continuity of care.
11. The patient has the right to examine and receive an explanation
of his or her bill regardless of the source of payment.
12. The patient has the right to know what hospital rules and
regulations apply to his or her conduct as a patient.

2-13 | A Patient's Bill of Rights

A federal regulation
establishing national
standards for health
care information
to protect personal
health information.



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