Patient Rights

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You have the right to considerate, respectful and responsive care. You have the right to medical treatment regardless of your age, race, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.

You have the right to respectful consideration of your psychosocial, spiritual and cultural values, needs and preferences. You have the right to become involved in all aspects of your care.

You have the right to discuss with your physician the available information about your condition and treatment options so you may understand the potential risks, alternatives and possible results before making decisions about your treatment. You and your next of kin, speaking on your behalf, have the right to call for and participate in an appropriate discussion of ethical concerns/issues. To arrange such a discussion, speak with the nursing personnel caring for you or your loved one or call the Administration Office at 513 961 7740.

You have the right to refuse treatment to the extent permitted by law and be informed of the consequences of your refusal.

You have the right to an explanation of treatments and procedures you are receiving including, the name of the physician who has primary responsibility for your care and the identity and status of professionals responsible for authorizing and performing treatments.

You have the right to a reasonable response to your requests for any services within the available resources of The Hand Surgery Center based on priority of need. This includes discharge-planning services.

You have the right to confidentiality of information relating to your care in either the form of discussions or written information.

You have the right to security and personal privacy, including access to protective services (i.e. guardianship and advocacy services.)

You have the right to prepare and present a Living Will and/or appoint a surrogate to make decisions on your behalf in accordance with Ohio law. The provisions of your care are not based on the existence of these documents.

You have the right to information from appropriate staff in all matters relating to The hand Surgery Center charges, payment of your bill, completion of insurance forms, and explanation of utilization review procedures.

You have the right to know the rules and regulations that apply to your conduct and that of your family and your visitors while your are a patient at The Hand Surgery Center.

You have the right to reasonable resources to facilitate communications, i.e., language interpreter, certified interpreter, and devices to assist the hearing impaired. Your Responsibilities

You have the responsibility to exercise your right to make informed decisions about your health care. This includes seeking and considering the information provided by your physician and other caregivers.

You have the responsibility to follow treatment plans and instructions recommended by your physician. This includes your responsibility to ask questions when you do not understand the plan or instruction.

You have the responsibility to report any changes in your condition to your physician and /or nurse.

You have the responsibility to cooperate with The Hand Surgery Center staff caring for you, and ask questions when you don’t understand instructions.

You have the responsibility to provide – to the best of your knowledge – accurate and complete information about all matters relating to your health.

You have the responsibility to consider and abide by the rules that apply to your conduct and that of your family and visitors while you are a patient at The Hand Surgery Center.

You have the responsibility to follow The Hand Surgery Center rules and regulations including respect for The Hand Surgery Center property and that of other patients.

You have the responsibility to inform your surrogate decision- maker and/or those to whom you have entrusted your Living Will and/or Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care of your wishes with regard to your health care.

You have the responsibility to inform The Hand Surgery Center and your healthcare providers of the existence of any Living Will and/or Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care you have prepared, and to inform those providers of any concerns you have about their consideration of these documents.

You have the responsibility to cooperate with appropriate Hand Surgery Center staff to provide information for processing insurance and payment forms.

You have the responsibility to leave valuables with your family/friends. The Hand Surgery Center does not have a safe in which to lock valuable items.

You have the responsibility to contact a nurse, physician, or call Administration to receive answers to questions about your care in The Hand Surgery Center.

If you have any questions about the Patients Rights, contact us via email, or call 513 961 7740.

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