Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

  • The right to respect and dignity
  • The right to receive appropriate services
  • The right to personal safety
  • The right to confidentiality
  • The right to information
  • The right to receive emergency care
  • The right to access health records
  • The right to participate in care decisions
  • The right to receive care and services from professionals
  • The right to give or refuse consent to services
  • The right to be represented, assisted and/or accompanied
  • The right to file a complaint


As the beneficiary of these services, you also have these responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for cooperating with treatment
  • Responsibility for taking care of your person and your property
  • Responsibility for using services in a judicious manner
  • Responsibility for respecting hospital practices, policies and procedures
  • Responsibility for respecting the rights and property of others
  • Responsibility for respecting visiting hours and restricted areas
  • Responsibility for your actions
  • Responsibility for cooperating in the process of filing a complaint
  • Responsibility for leaving the hospital when discharged