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Patients Against Lymphoma

 

Support > Your Medical Rights

Last update: 03/03/2014

Here we provide resources on patient rights and responsibilities:
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Your Medical Record 
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Getting your medical rights and privacy Georgetown.edu
 
State-specific information about patient rights to access to your records.

A federal law called the HIPAA Privacy Rule gives you the right to see, 
get a copy of and amend (correct) your medical record by adding information
to it. 

HIPAA stands for the "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act."
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ACS Patients Bill of Rights Cancer.org 
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Information Disclosure 
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Choice of Providers and Plans
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Access to Emergency Services
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Participation in Treatment Decisions
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Respect and Nondiscrimination
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Confidentiality of Health Information
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Complaints and Appeals
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High quality hospital care  

Important resource: aha.org pdf English brochure | Other languages 
 
"This plain language brochure informs patients about what they should expect during 
their hospital stay with regard to their rights and responsibilities."
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A clean and safe environment
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Involvement in your care
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Protection of your privacy
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Help when leaving the hospital
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Help with your billing claims
 
Disclaimer:  The information on Lymphomation.org is not intended to be a substitute for 
professional medical advice or to replace your relationship with a physician.
For all medical concerns,  you should always consult your doctor. 
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