Rights & Responsibilities

Patient's Rights

You have the right to . . .

  • Receive a written copy of your rights prior to receiving care.
  • To considerate and respectful care.
  • To take part in planning treatment, to ask for more information and have any questions answered fully.
  • To an individual treatment plan, and to request an in-house review of that treatment plan.
  • To obtain complete, current information concerning your diagnosis, treatment planning, and prognosis, that you can understand.
  • As a client, you have the right to refuse or terminate treatment at any time with no penalty (unless ordered by court). If you refuse or terminate treatment, the possible risks will be explained to you to allow you to make an informed decision.
  • To confidentiality of all communication and records in accordance with state and federal law.
  • To an explanation of those rules or regulations which apply to your conduct as a client.
  • To obtain information as to any relationship of this facility to other health care and educational institutions insofar as our care is concerned, and to obtain information as to the existence of any professional relationships among individuals, by name, who are treating you.
  • To be informed of any significant alternatives for care and treatment that exists.
  • To a staff review of, and response to, your opinions, recommendations, and grievances.
  • Access to treatment that is free of discrimination by race, religion, sex, ethnicity, age, handicap or inability to pay.
  • To understand the costs associated with your care.
  • To receive a discounted fee based on your need.

 

Patient's Responsibilities

You have the responsibility to . . .

  • Be as accurate and complete as possible when asked for information about your mental health or medical problems, and drinking/drug use history.
  • Actively participate in decisions regarding your treatment and advise staff if you cannot or will not follow a certain treatment plan.