You have the right to:
- Participate in the development and implementation of your plan of care.
- 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.
- 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.
- Have a family member or representative of your choice and your Physician notified promptly of your admission to the hospital.
- Personal privacy—the right to respect, dignity, and comfort.
- Receive care in a safe setting—ensuring your physical, emotional and psychological well-being.
- Be free from all forms of abuse and harassment.
- Confidentiality of your medical records and access to information contained in your medical records within a reasonable time frame.
- 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.
- 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