Statement of Patient Bill of Rights
In recognition of our responsibility in rendering patient care,
these rights are affirmed in the policies and procedures of the Ohio Surgery Center.
To receive services without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, handicap, national origin or sponsor.
To be provided reasonable physical access.
To be provided a secure environment for self and property.
To be treated with respect, consideration and dignity.
To expect physicians and staff to respect your privacy and keep all information pertaining to your care confidential.
To expect that all disclosures and records are treated confidentially, except when required by law, and to be given the opportunity to approve or refuse their release.
To receive complete information from your physician regarding your diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and expected outcome prior to treatment being rendered. When it is medically inadvisable to give such information to a patient, the information is provided to a person designated by the patient to be a legally authorized person.
To be given opportunity to participate in decisions involving their health care, except when participation is contraindicated for medical reasons.
To receive from your physician information necessary to give informed consent prior to the start of any procedure and/or treatment, except in emergencies.
To refuse treatment and be informed of consequences of refusing treatment or not complying with therapy.
To know by name and position, the persons caring for you.
To be believed if you say you have pain.
To have your pain managed as individually and effectively as possible.
To have a concerned staff member will respond promptly to reports of pain.
To be advised if your physician has a financial interest in the surgery center.
To receive upon request, prior to treatment, a reasonable estimate of charges of medical care.
To receive information in a manner that you understand.
To voice grievances regarding treatment or care that is (or fails to be) furnished.
To exercise your rights without being subjected to discrimination or reprisal.