To courteous treatment with respect for each patient’s dignity and individuality
To make an informed choice and to give informed consent for treatment
To an explanation of diagnosis and treatment options
To refuse medication and treatment to extent permitted by law and to be informed of medical consequences of such refusal
To receive appropriate assessment and treatment for pain
To effective communication, included a translator as necessary
To be included in clinical research only when you have given informed consent to participate
Additional patient rights include:
Freedom from restraints (unless authorized by a physician for limited periods of time)
A copy of hospital charges and fees for services provided
To be informed about any need for follow-up care and to receive assistance in obtaining such care
To receive a summary of your rights as a patient, including hospital grievance and complaint procedures, as well as contact information for hospital staff and the New Jersey Department of Health unit that handles questions and complaints.
To treatment and medical services without discrimination based on sex/gender, race, age, religion, ethnicity, disability, creed, color, national origin, marital status, nationality, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, diagnosis, in sum or substance ‘any other category protected by state or federal law’, ability to pay, or source of payment.
To exercise all your constitutional, civil, and legal rights.