Patient Rights Explained by Dr. Philip Young | Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Bellevue | Seattle
The patient has the right to:
- Treatment without regard to race, gender, age, national origin or cultural, economic, educational, or religious background, or the source of payment of his care.
- Dignified, considerate and respectful care.
- The knowledge of the name of the surgeon who has primary responsibility for coordination of his care and the names and professional relationships of other practitioners who will see him. All health care professionals practicing at the facility have been approved to practice at the facility by the Governing Board.
- Receives information from his surgeon about his illness, his course of treatment, and his prospects for recovery in terms that he can understand. When it is medically inadvisable to give such information to a patient, the information is provided to a person designated by the patient or to a legally authorized person.
- Receive the necessary information about any proposed treatment or procedure in order to give informed consent or to refuse this course of treatment. Except in emergencies, this information shall include a description of all procedure(s) or treatment(s), the medically significant risk(s) involved in the treatment, an alternation course of treatment or non-treatment, and the risk(s) involved in each, including the name of the person who would carry out the treatment(s) or procedure(s).
- Participate actively in decision regarding his medical care. To the extent it is permitted by law, this includes the right to refuse treatment.
- Full consideration of privacy concerning his medical care program. Case discussion consultation, examination and treatment are confidential and shall be conducted discreetly. The patient has the right to be advised as to the reason for the presence of any individual.
- Confidential treatment of all communication and records pertaining to his care. His written permission shall be obtained before his medical records are made available to anyone not concerned with his care.
- Reasonable responses to any reasonable request he makes for services.
Reasonable continuity of care and to know, in advance the time and location of appointment(s), as well as, the practitioner providing the care.
- Be advised if the surgeon proposes to engage in or perform human experimentation affecting his care or treatment. The patient has the right to refuse to participate in such research projects.
- Be informed by his surgeon, or designee, of his continuing health care requirements.
- Examine and receive an explanation of his bill regardless of the source of payment.
- Have all patient rights explained to the person who has legal responsibility to make decisions regarding medical care on behalf of the patient.
- Express any grievances or suggestions verbally or in writing without fear of retribution or denial of care and expect his grievance to be reported to the person in charge immediately, and that his grievance will be investigated regarding treatment or care that is furnished, or fails to be furnished. The patient has the right to contact the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
- Have information provided prior to 24 hours before the date of the procedure concerning the policies on advanced medical directive concerning such issues as living will and durable powers of attorney that will be identified to the facility and followed as appropriate under State and Federal Regulations. Document in a prominent part of the patient’s current medical record whether or not the individual has executed an advance directive.
- Be informed of their right to change primary or specialty physicians if other qualified physicians are available.
- Provided appropriate information regarding malpractice insurance coverage.
- Patient will be treated respectfully regarding privacy, security, grievance resolution, spiritual care, and communication. If communication restrictions are necessary for patient care and safety, the facility must document and explain the restrictions to the patient and family.
- Be protected from abuse and neglect.
- Be informed of unanticipated outcomes.
- Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery is owned and operated by Dr. Young.