Patients and/or their representatives are provided with a verbal and written notice of the patient’s rights and responsibilities before treatment. Patient Rights and Responsibilities are applicable to the patient and the patient’s surrogate decision-maker. “Patient” is used with the understanding that if the patient is unable to make decisions, the surrogate decision-maker will do so.
A list of rights guaranteed to all hospice patients including what a hospice must provide to a person who is receiving hospice care.
The Medicare Conditions of Participation are issued as regulations set by the federal government agency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Hospices must follow these regulations, which include a section on patient rights.
Each hospice patient has the right to:
While receiving care at the Helen H. Hahn Inpatient Hospice Facility, patients have the following rights:
The patient’s representative may exercise the patient’s rights in accordance with and to the extent allowed by State laws if the patient is not able to do so.
The safety of patients is enhanced when patients are partners in the health care process. In addition, organizations are entitled to reasonable and responsible behavior on the part of patients and their families. Patient responsibilities include the following: