Monday December 11, 2017

Patient Rights and Responsibilities:

As a patient of the Good Samaritan Health and Wellnes Center,, you have the right to:

  1. Exercise these rights without regard to sex or cultural, economic, educational, or religious background or the source of payment for your care.
  2. Know the name of the physician who has primary responsibility of coordinating your care and the names and professional relationships of other health care providers who will see you.
  3. Take part in your health care and treaatment.
  4. Be treated with respect and dignity in a safe and private setting.
  5. Respect for your cultural, social, spiritual, and personal values and beliefs.
  6. Be informed about your illness and treatment, including options for your care, in terms that you can understand.
  7. Choose and/or change medical providers at Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center.
  8. Get another opinion about your illness or treatment.
  9. Full consideration of privacy concerning your medical care program. Case discussion, consultation, examination, and treatment are confidential and shoud be conducted discreetly.
  10. Confidential treatment of all communications and records pertaining to your care at Good Samaritan. You will receive a separate "Notice of Privacy Practices" that explains your privacy rights in detail and how we may use and disclose your protected health information.
  11. Talk with the Chief Medical Officer about questions or problems with your care.
  12. Know about services available through Good Samaritan health and Wellness Center.
  13. Ask for special arrangements if you have a disability.
  14. Know the cost of your care, receive an explanation of your bill, and be informed of ways you may pay for your care.
  15. Ask for help with a living will or durable power of attorney for healthcare. This includes designating a decision maker if you become incapable of understanding a proposed treatment or become unable to communicate your wishes regarding care.
  16. Have all patient rights apply to the person who has legal responsibility to make decisions regarding medical care on your behalf.
  17. Participate actively in decisions regarding your medical care, to the extent permitted by law.
  18. Refuse to be included in any research program without limiting medical care or treatment.
  19. As a patient, you have the responsibility to:

    1. Provide complete information concerning past and present illnesses, complaints, medications, and medical history to the best of your ability.
    2. Take an active role in your health care by asking questions about yur illnesss and treatment plan.
    3. Inform your medical provider if you become worse or experience any unexpected reactions to your medication or treatment plan.
    4. Keep your contact information up-to-date.
    5. Show respect to both caregivers and other patients.
    6. Assure that the financial obligations of your care are fulfilled.
    7. Safeguard your written prescriptions, medications, and medical devices so they cannot be used by others.
    8. Give written permission to obtain your health records from other medical providers when it is necessary to evaluate past medical history.
    9. Provide Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center a copy of your living will or durable power of attorney for healthcare matters.
    10. Cancel or reschedule appointments in a timely manner so that another person may have that time slot. Failure to do so may result in a six-monthsuspension ofservices after three no-shows in a 12-month period
    If you have questions, please tell your medical provider or the Chief Medical Officer