A Patient's Rights
Patients have the right to:
- Considerate, respectful, and confidential treatment.
- An explanation of the benefits of recommended treatment verses alternate and the risks of receiving no treatment.
- Emergency, incremental, and comprehensive patient care.
- Information about the cost of treatment and informed consent for the specified treatment.
- Treatment that meets the established standards of care.
- Access to the Patient Care Coordinator for concerns and complaints.
- View and keep a copy of the Medical University of South Carolina’s Notice of Privacy Practices.
- Access or obtain copies of their health and / or treatment information. This can be accomplished through the Office of Clinical Affairs.
- Request restrictions on disclosures of protected health information for treatment, payment, and health care operations.
- Receive an accounting of disclosures of their health information for purposes other than treatment, payment, or health care operations.
- Request amendments to incorrect or incomplete medical information.
- Request alternative (confidential) communications concerning their health information.
- Referral to the HIPAA Contact person for concerns about privacy violations.