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Patients may exercise their rights or have family or their guardian exercise their rights on their behalf, if the patient is unable to do so.

The patient has the right to:

  • Be treated with respect and dignity;
  • Receive appropriate and compassionate care, regardless of diagnosis, race, age, gender, creed, disability, sexual orientation, place of residence, or the ability to pay for the services rendered;
  • Be free from mistreatment, neglect, or verbal, mental, sexual, and physical abuse, including injuries of unknown source, and misappropriation of patient property;
  • Receive effective pain management and symptom control from the hospice for conditions related to the terminal illness;
  • Receive information about the services covered under the hospice benefit;
  • Receive information about the scope of services that the hospice will provide and specific limitations on those services;
  • Be cared for by a team of professionals who provide health quality comprehensive hospice services as needed and appropriate for patient/family;
  • Have a clear understanding of the availability of hospice services and the hospice team 24 hours a day, seven days a week;
  • Choose his/her private physician as long as the attending physician agrees to abide by the policies of the hospice program;
  • Participate in the development of their plan of care
  • Confidentiality with regard to provision of services and all client records, including information concerning patient/family health status, as well as social, and/or financial circumstances. The patient information and/or records may be released only with patient/family’s written consent,
    and/or as required by law;
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