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Patient Rights



                                              STUDENT AFFAIRS



                                              HEALTH SERVICES



                                              PATIENT RIGHTS





Worcester State University, Student Health Services recognizes that clients have and should be informed of their rights.  Patient rights will be posted within the clinic area, as well as in handout brochures provided to patients, at request.






Patient Rights


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 will have a right to privacy.  You should expect that your discussion, examination and treatment will be conducted in privacy.  You should expect that the presence of any individual will be explained to you and that they will be introduced by name.  You have the right to refuse the presence of individuals other than the attending provider.  For further information regarding WSU, Student Health Services privacy policy, please see Student Health Services’ Notice of Privacy Practices.


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.


The Medical Record is the property of Student Health Services.  As outlined in Student Health Services’ privacy policy, you have the right to review your medical record, and to have a copy, after proper review and request to Student Health Services at Worcester State University.


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.









Approved by Vice President/Date


S. Brownlee 

Approved by Cabinet/Date



Revised Date


Spring 2011




Last modified at 12/14/2011 12:40 PM  by Hoxha, Anisa