You have a right to have your dignity as an individual recognized and respected, regardless of your race, age, gender or lifestyle. You should expect that all clinicians will introduce themselves to you.
You have the right to confidentiality of all communications and records relating to you. Your written permission must be obtained before we may give information to anyone not directly connected to your care, including your parents and college officials. It is required by law to report certain communicable diseases to the Department of Public Health, and threats of suicide or homicide to the proper authorities.
You will be expected to be an active participant in decisions regarding your health. You have the right to know and receive an explanation of:
· Our assessment of your problem
· What tests are being done and why
· The risks of any tests or treatment
· Alternatives, if any, and their risks
· The prospects for resolution of your problems
· The charges, if any, for your care
· Reasons for referrals to other providers
You have a right to expect pleasant and courteous services.