Health Care Consumer's Rights and Responsibilities
You have the Right to:
You have a Responsibility to:
- Understand and use these rights. If you need
help to understand these rights, the Student Health Center
will provide assistance.
- Receive treatment without discrimination as
to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, gender
or sexual orientation.
- Be treated with respect and dignity and to be
provided care in a courteous, caring, considerate manner.
- Be informed about and to understand the diagnosis,
treatment, and prognosis of your health problems.
- Discuss treatment options and their effectiveness,
possible risks and side effects, and to participate in the health
- A second medical opinion.
- Have access to resources for health education
regarding wellness/self care and prevention of illness.
- Confidentiality of your medical records and/or
- Refuse treatment and be informed of the medical
- Refuse to take part in research.
- Know what your financial obligations will be.
- Review your medical records with a physician/medical
provider without charge and obtain a copy for which the Student
Health Center can charge a reasonable fee.
- Discuss concerns about the care you receive.
- Inform your care provider of any changes in your
health status that could affect your treatment.
Follow the prescribed treatment plan and discuss
any desired changes.
- Ask questions and get clarification regarding
your condition or any suggested treatment.
- Act in a considerate cooperative manner with
the RIT Student Health Center staff.
Assist health care providers to compile a complete
medical record by authorizing the Student Health Center to
obtain necessary medical information from appropriate sources.
- Be prompt for scheduled appointments.
- Cancel appointments if you are unable to keep
them, in a timely manner so that others may use that time slot.