Patient Rights

You have the right to:

  1. Participate in the development and implementation of your plan of care.
  2. Make informed decisions regarding your care: to be informed of your health status and prognosis; to be involved in care planning and treatment including pain management and to understand the possible outcomes to treatment; to request or refuse treatment.  Patients do not have the right to demand treatment or services that are deemed medically inappropriate or unnecessary.
  3. Formulate Advance Directives and to have hospital staff and practitioners who provide care in the hospital comply with these directives in accordance with the Law.
  4. Have a family member or representative of your choice and your Physician notified promptly of your admission to the hospital.
  5. Personal privacy—the right to respect, dignity, and comfort.
  6. Receive care in a safe setting—ensuring your physical, emotional and psychological well-being.
  7. Be free from all forms of abuse and harassment.
  8. Confidentiality of your medical records and access to information contained in your medical records within a reasonable time frame.
  9. Be free from any form of restraints that are not medically necessary or are used as a means of coercion, discipline, convenience, or retaliation by staff.
  10. File a grievance/complaint.  You may file a grievance by contacting the Hospital Risk Manager at 208-527-8206, Extension 107.  You may also make an appointment with the Hospital Governing Board.  Additionally, you may  contact:

The Department of Health and Welfare
Bureau of Facility Standards
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0036
(208) 334-6626

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