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Patient Rights and Responsibilities

As a patient at UMD Health Services, you have choices, rights and responsibilities.

You have the Right:

  1. To health care regardless of age, race, gender, religion, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation.
  2. To be treated with dignity and respect.
  3. To know the names and professional status of people serving you.
  4. To privacy.
  5. To confidentiality.
  6. To receive accurate information about your health related concerns.
  7. To know the effectiveness, possible side effects, and problems of all forms of treatment.
  8. To participate in choosing a form of treatment.
  9. To receive education and counseling.
  10. To consent to, or refuse, care and/or treatment.
  11. To select and/or change your health care provider.
  12. To review your medical records with a clinician.
  13. To a second professional opinion regarding diagnosis or treatment.
  14. To information about services and related costs.
  15. To refuse to be a participant in research without jeopardy to future health care.
  16. To accurate marketing and advertising information.

You have the Responsibility:

  1. To seek medical attention promptly.
  2. To be honest about your medical history.
  3. To ask about anything you don't understand.
  4. To follow health advice and medical instruction.
  5. To report any significant changes in symptoms or failure to improve.
  6. To respect clinic policies.
  7. To keep appointments or cancel in advance.
  8. To seek non-emergency care during regular hours.
  9. To provide useful feedback about services and policies.
  10. To pay any charges billed to you.

Special thanks and credit to Creighton University for this model.

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