These Patient Rights combine Title 22 and other California laws, the Joint Commission and Medical Conditions of Participation Requirements from California Hospital Association.
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You have the right to:
You, your family and friends are responsible for:
- Providing information: Providing to the best of their knowledge, accurate and complete information about present complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications, and other matters relating to the patient's health, as well as reporting unexpected changes in the patient's condition to the responsible practitioner.
- Asking questions: Asking questions when they do not understand what they have been told about the patient's care or what they are expected to do.
- Following instructions: Following the treatment plan, developed with the practitioner and expressing any concerns they have about their ability to follow the proposed course of treatment.
- Accepting consequences: Accepts the consequesnces and/or outcomes or refusing treatment, failing to follow the recommended course of treatment, or using other treatments.
- Following rules and regulations: Patients and their families must follow RCRMC's rules and regulations concerning patient care and conduct.
- Showing respect and consideration: Being considerate of other patients and hospital personnel by not making unnecessary noise, smoking, or causing distractions.
- Respecting property: Respecting the property of other persons and that of the hospital.