What Rights Do I Have As A Patient?

When you need medical care, you have certain rights, including the right to refuse care. You have a right to know what your medical problem is and what tests and treatments may be needed, what the doctor thinks can be done and what the usual risks may be, if there are other ways to care for you and what may happen if you refuse care.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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