Patient Rights

  1. The patient has the right to considerate and respectful care.
  2. The patient has the right to obtain from his/her provider complete, current information concerning his/her diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in terms the patient can be reasonably expected to understand. Effort will be made to provide an interpreter if needed.
  3. The patient has the right to receive from his/her provider information necessary for an informed consent prior to the start of a procedure or treatment.
  4. The competent patient has the right to refuse treatment to the extent permitted by law, and to be informed of the medical consequence of his/her decision.
  5. The patient has the right to privacy and assurance that all communications and records pertaining to his/her care should be treated as confidential, within the federal guidelines.
  6. The patient has the right to obtain information as to any relationship of his/her hospital to other health care and educational institutions insofar as his/her care is concerned.
  7. The patient has the right to be advised and may refuse if YKHC proposes to engage in or perform experimental treatment affecting his/her care.
  8. The patient has the right to expect reasonable continuity of care.
  9. The patient has the right to know what hospital rules and regulations apply to his/her conduct as a patient.