Patient Rights Notification
Each patient at the Center will be notified of their rights in the following manner:
- A written notice provided in advance of the day of their surgery in a language and manner the patient understands.
- A verbal notice provided in advance of the day of their surgery in a language and manner the patient understands.
- A posted notice visible by patients and families waiting for treatment.
Patients are provided, to the degree known, information concerning their diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and prognosis. When it is medically inadvisable to give such information to a patient, the information is provided to a person designated by the patient or to a legally authorized person.
If a patient is judged incompetent under applicable state laws by a court of proper jurisdiction, the rights of the patient are exercised by the person appointed under state law to act on the patient’s behalf. If a state court has not adjudged a patient incompetent, any legal representative or surrogate designated by the patient in accordance with state law may exercise the patient’s rights to the extent allowed by state law.
The patient’s guardian, next of kin, or legally authorized responsible person has the right to exercise the rights delineated on the patient’s behalf, to the extent permitted by law, if the patient is a minor.
The following list of patient rights is not intended to be all inclusive. Patients receiving care at Greater Dayton Surgery Center have a right to:
- Be treated with courtesy and respect, with appreciation of his or her individual dignity, and with protection of his or her privacy, physical safety and emotional well-being.
- Personal privacy.
- Receive care in a safe setting.
- Be free from all forms of abuse or harassment.
- Be free from any act of discrimination or reprisal.
- Voice grievances regarding treatment or care that is (or fails to be) furnished.
- Be fully informed about a treatment or procedure and the expected outcome before it is performed.
- Expect confidential treatment of their financial and medical records and is given the opportunity to approve or refuse their release except when required by law.
- Participate in decisions involving their health care or to refuse care, except when such participation is contraindicated for medical reasons.
- Change Providers if other qualified Providers are available and it is possible to fulfill the requirement at the surgery center.
- A prompt and reasonable response to questions and requests.
- Know who is providing medical services and who is responsible for his/her own care.
- Be given, upon request, full information and necessary counseling on the availability of known financial resources for his or her care.
- Receive, upon request, prior to treatment, a reasonable estimate of charges for medical care.