§ 61-97.1000 - PATIENT ' S RIGHTS AND ASSURANCES

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 3, March 25, 2022

A. The following rights shall be guaranteed to the Patient, and, at a minimum, the Facility shall provide the Patient and any guardians, next of kin, or sponsoring agencies a written and oral explanation of these rights:
1. Fully informed of these rights and responsibilities, and of all rules and regulations governing Patient conduct and responsibilities;
2. Fully informed of services available in the Facility and provided an explanation any out of pocket expenses to the patient within fifteen (15) calendar days of admission and any time there are changes to their insurance coverage;
3. Informed by a Physician of their medical condition as documented in the Patient's medical record unless the medical record documents a contraindication;
4. Afforded the opportunity to participate in the planning of their medical treatment and to refuse to participate in experimental research;
5. Be transferred or discharged only for medical reasons, at the Patient's request, or for the welfare of the Patient, other Patients, or Facility Staff, or for nonpayment of fees and given notice to ensure orderly transfer or discharge; and
6. Treated with consideration, respect and full recognition of their individuality and personal needs, including the need for privacy in treatment.
B. The Facility shall maintain written documentation evidencing the Patient has had his or her rights explained.

Notes

Added by State Register Volume 44, Issue No. 06, eff. 6/26/2020.

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