Patient rights and responsibilities


Patient rights

These rights can be executed on the patient's behalf by a designated surrogate or proxy decision maker if the patient lacks decision-making capacity, is legally incompetent, or is a minor.

Rights specific to children and adolescents

Patient responsibilities

Physicians and hospital staff care for the sick and injured. They recognize that to be efficient the effort must be a partnership with the patient and the health care team working together for the common goal. Patients are expected, within the limits of their abilities, to assume a share of the responsibility of their health care.

For the patient, these responsibilities include the following:

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