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Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Patient Rights


  • To be informed about his rights, responsibilities, information about his condition, & to respond to his inquiries in a simplified language.
  • To know the treating doctor & caregivers.
  • To access adequate care in case of pain or disability.
  • To have an access to appropriate care (in case of its availability in the hospital) with equity, & according to his values & beliefs, & that keeps his dignity.
  • To be informed about his care decisions & to participate in their making after being informed about their results, alternatives, & consequences of not following them.
  • To be informed about benefits, complications, alternatives, &success  rates  of  invasive   procedures,  surgeries,  blood &blood  products  transfusion, anesthesia,  sedation,  organ transplantation, chemotherapy, renal/hepatic  dialysis,  & contrast injection, & to sign informed consent before undergoing or administrating them
  • To refuse care rendered & to discontinue treatment after being informed about the consequences.
  • To keep his security, property, privacy, & confidentiality.
  • To meet his needs, & to submit complaints or suggestions for which the hospital will pursue adoption.
  • To know the price of services rendered by the hospital.
  • Rights that are approved by ministry of health laws and regulation


Patient Responsibilities

  • To follow hospital rules & regulations.
  • To respect other patients & hospital personnel.
  • To inform caregivers about all his medical history information.
  • To follow plan of care agreed upon with treating doctor.
  • To inform caregivers about any symptoms or change in health status, including pain
  • Not to leave the hospital during course of treatment except after permission of treating doctor &hospital management.
  • To assume responsibility for the consequences of refusing treatment or leaving hospital against medical advice, & to sign the relevant informed consents.
  • Not to keep valuables in his possession & to deliver them to hospital security to be saved.
  • To follow hospital official visiting hours, with no visits by children under age of 10 years except on Fridays & official holidays.
  • To protect the hospital facilities.
  • Not to bring food or drink from outside the hospital for protecting patients health, as well as fireplaces, heaters …. etc.
  • To meet hospital financial obligations in a timely manner.
  • Don't leave the hospital building during being inpatient