You have the right to reasonable access to care that is considerate and respectful of your personal dignity, values and beliefs. You have the right to access care without regard to your race, sex, national origin, handicap, age, HIV status, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or source of payment. You have the right to spiritual care and services and may express your cultural beliefs and practices as long as these do not harm others or interfere with treatment.
You have the right to expect that Mary Free Bed will give you necessary health services to the best of its ability. You have the right to be told of realistic care alternatives when hospital care is no longer appropriate and treatment, referral or transfer is recommended. If transfer is recommended or requested, we will inform you of the risks, benefits and alternatives. Mary Free Bed will not transfer you as an inpatient until the other institution agrees to accept you.
You have the right to agree or decline to take part in research affecting your care. If you choose not to take part, you will receive the most effective care Mary Free Bed otherwise provides.
You have the right to consent to or refuse a treatment, as permitted by law, throughout your care. If you refuse a recommended treatment, you will receive other needed and available care.
You have the right to know about Mary Free Bed policies that affect you and your treatment, and about charges and payment methods. A Patient Financial Services Representative will meet with you to help you understand your insurance coverage or to assist you in obtaining coverage or assistance.
You have the right to know about Mary Free Bed resources, such as a patient representative or the ethics committee that can help you resolve problems and questions about your care.