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Patient Rights & Responsibilities

As a patient in a hospital setting you have certain Rights and Responsibilities. Please read the information that we have given to you below. We feel that every patient in our facility has and is entitled to these rights.

Exercise of Patient Rights

1.       The right to participate in the development and implementation of his or her plan of care.

2.       The patient or his or her representative has the right to make informed decisions regarding his or her care, be informed of his or her health status, and be involved in care planning and treatment; and be able to request or refuse treatment.  This right must not be construed as a mechanism to demand the provision of treatment or services deemed medically unnecessary to inappropriate.

3.       The right to formulate advance directives and to have hospital staff and practitioners who provide care in the hospital comply with these directives.

4.       The right to have a family member or representative of his or her choice and his or her own physician notified promptly of his or her admission to the hospital.

5.       The right to personal privacy.

6.       The right to receive care in a safe setting.

7.       The right to be free from all forms of abuse or harassment.

8.       The right to the confidentiality of his or her clinical records.

9.       The right to access information contained in his or her clinical records within a reasonable time frame.  The hospital must not frustrate the legitimate efforts of individuals to gain access to their own medical records and must actively seek to meet these requests as quickly as its record keeping system permits.

10.    The right to be free from restraints of any form that are not medically necessary or are used as a means of coercion, discipline, convenience, or retaliation by staff.

11.    The right to be fully informed of and to consent or refuse to participate in any unusual, experimental or research project without compromising his/her access to services;

12.    The right to know the professional status of any person providing his/her care/services.

13.    The right to know the reasons for any proposed change in the Professional Staff responsible for his/her care.

14.    The right to know the reasons for his/her transfer either within or outside the hospital.

15.    The relationship(s) of the hospital to other persons or organizations participating in the provision of his/her care.

16.    The right to access to the cost, itemized when possible, of services rendered within a reasonable period of time.

17.    The right to be informed of the source of the hospital’s reimbursement for his/her services, and of any limitations which may be placed upon his/her care.

18.    Informed of the right to have pain treated as effectively as possible.

19.    The patient’s family has the right of informed consent of donation of organs and tissues.

20.    Impartial access to treatment, regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age or handicap;

21.    Exercise of his/her rights while receiving care or treatment in the hospital without coercion, discrimination or retaliation;

22.    Having a surrogate (parent, legal guardian, person with medical power of attorney) exercise the patient’s rights when the patient is incapable of doing so, without coercion, discrimination or retaliation.

23.    The right to lodge a grievance when his/her rights have been violated.  The contact person for grievances at this facility is the CEO or his/her designee  (606)348-9343.  You may also contact the state Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) at KEPRO, Rock Run Center Suite 100, 5700 Lombardo Center Dr.  Seven Hills, OH 44131.  Telephone 1-844-430-9504.

24.    The right to be informed of your visitation rights, including clinical restriction or limitation on such rights in advance of patient care, whenever possible.

    a)   The right to receive visitors whom he or she designates, including, but not limited to, a spouse, a domestic partner (including a same sex partner); another family member, or a friend, and his or her right to withdraw or deny such consent at any time.

    b)   The right not to restrict, limit, or otherwise deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, color national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.

    c)    The right to ensure that all visitors enjoy full and equal visitation privileges consistent with patient preferences.

25.    The patient (or their representative) has the right to request a discharge planning evaluation anytime during their stay.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.



 (Effective 02/2008)  (Revised 10/2009, 03/2011, 1/2012, 8/2013, 8/2014) (Review 6/2015, 5/2016)