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Patient Rights

Division

5

                                              STUDENT AFFAIRS

Department

5.7

                                              HEALTH SERVICES

 

5.7.7

                                              PATIENT RIGHTS

Policy

 

 

 

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.

Procedure

 

 

 

 

Patient Rights

Dignity

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.

Privacy

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.

Confidentiality

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.

Ownership

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.

Understanding

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

Service

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