Patient Rights & Responsibilities

As a state licensed outpatient surgery center and in accordance with State and Federal regulations, the Rocky Hill Surgery Center ensures all patients are properly informed on the following information, prior to their scheduled surgical procedure.

PATIENT RIGHTS

  • Considerate, dignified, and respectful care in a safe, comfortable environment.
  • Personal privacy and confidentiality.
  • Be free from all forms of abuse or harassment.
  • Know the names of health care providers and their role in your care.
  • Treatment by compassionate, skilled, qualified health professionals.
  • Be informed about and participate in your care and treatment plans.
  • Make informed decisions.
  • Timely information regarding facility policy that may limit its ability to implement a legally valid advance directive.
  • Refuse treatment as allowed by laws.
  • Be free from any act of discrimination or reprisal.
  • Evaluation, service and/or referral as indicated by the urgency of the case.
  • To be transferred to another facility when medically necessary with explanation concerning this need, its risks and alternatives, as well as acceptance by the institution of transfer in advance of such transfer.
  • The right to consent or decline to participate in proposed research studies or human experimentation affecting care or treatment.
  • Be free of all forms of abuse or harassment.
  • Review and obtain copies of your medical records.
  • Receive treatment in an environment that is sensitive to your beliefs, values and culture.
  • Be informed about the care you will need after discharge.
  • The right to know your physician may have ownership in the center.
  • The right to file a verbal and/or written grievance as outlined in the Grievance Policy.

PATIENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Give us complete information about your medical history, including any medications you may be taking.
  • Tell us what you need. If you do not understand your care plan, ask questions.
  • Be part of your care.
  • To follow up on your doctor’s instruction, take medication when prescribed, to make follow-up appointments as directed, and ask questions concerning your own health care as necessary.
  • To fully participate in decisions involving your own health care and to accept the consequences of these decisions if complications occur.
  • If you are not satisfied with your care, please tell us how we can improve.
  • Be considerate of the rights of other patients, families, and facility personnel.
  • Give us any insurance information we need to help get your bill paid and fulfill financial obligations to the Center.

Advance Directives

The facility will always attempt to resuscitate a patient and transfer that patient to a hospital in the event their condition deteriorates. The center will make every reasonable attempt to obtain and file in the patient’s medical record copies of the following existing documents:

  • Appointment of a Health Care Representative
  • Living Will and Health Care Instructions
  • Documentation of Anatomical Gift
  • Conservator of the Person for My Future Incapacity.

If an emergency transfer did occur, all chart information would be copied and sent with the patient to the hospital, including the patient’s information regarding Advance Directives, if given to the facility by the patient on admission.