Lafayette Physical Therapy

A Patient’s Bill of Rights

The patient has the right:
To considerate and respectful care
To obtain understandable information concerning the diagnosis, treatment, and
To know the identity of physician, nurses, and others involved in their care
To know the immediate and long-term financial implications
To make decisions about their plan of care
To refuse a recommended treatment
To have an advance directive
To every consideration of privacy
To expect that all communications and records pertaining to his/her care be
treated as confidential
To review the records pertaining to his/her care
To change physicians or facilities
To be informed of the existence of business relationships
To consent or decline to participate in research studies or human experimentation
To expect continuity of care
To be informed of hospital policies and practices
To be informed of available resources for resolving grievances (Patient

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