Patients Rights and Responsibilities

To assure that the basic rights of human beings for independence of expression, decision and action, concern for personal dignity and human relationships are preserved for all patients, and to define the responsibilities of patients

Policy:

It is the policy of Apple Hospital to respect the individual rights of all persons that come to this facility for care. Patient rights include the right to make decisions regarding medical care, the right to accept or refuse treatment, and the right to formulate advance directives. Patient responsibilities include those actions on the part of patients that are needed so that healthcare providers can provide appropriate care, make accurate and responsible care decisions, address patients' needs, and maintain a sound and viable health care facility.