What Are My Rights For Health Care?

You have the right to: receive an understandable explanation from your doctor of your complete medical condition, expected results, benefits and risks of the treatment that are recommended and reasonable medical alternatives; accept or refuse any procedure or treatment used to diagnose or treat your physical or mental condition, including life­sustaining treatment; control decisions about your health care in the event that you become unable to make your own decisions in the future by completing an advance directive.

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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