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Patient Rights and Responsibilities

As a patient at Oregon Institute of Technology Integrated Student Health Center, you have the right:

  • To be treated with respect, consideration, and dignity regardless of your race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, age, or physical ability.
  • To privacy. To be interviewed and examined in surroundings designed to assure reasonable visual and auditory privacy.
  • To have a person of one's own sex present during a procedure performed by a health professional of the opposite sex.
  • To confidential treatment of all communication and records relating to you except when reporting is required by law. Oregon law prohibits medical records from unauthorized disclosure. Therefore, you will be asked to sign a consent form before we send for or release information in your medical records.
  • To be fully informed of your rights and responsibilities, and to expect that the staff will respect those rights.
  • To participate in decision involving your care.
  • To be fully informed of any charges for services.
  • To know about the services available and how to use them.
  • To receive information in an understandable form, and ask questions concerning your care. When a patient does not understand the predominant language of the community there should be access to an interpreter.
  • To know the identity and professional status of the individuals providing care.
  • To refuse services, proposed tests, treatments, or to participate in experimental research.
  • To voice any grievance and/or suggestions without fear of recrimination.
  • To competent, humane treatment with appropriate respect for your opinions and benefits.
  • To choose health care providers whenever possible.
  • To have an advocate of your choosing present during any consultation.
  • To expect reasonable safety insofar as Integrated Student Health Center practices and environment are concerned.

 As an active participant in your care, you are responsible for:

  • Giving the health care provider complete and accurate information on your health history regarding medication, allergies, and health status. Be honest and direct about yourself, your health needs, and how you feel about your treatment plan.
  • Keeping appointments and following-up on treatments and plans of care. Failing to keep appointments deprives other students of the opportunity to be seen.
  • Understanding your health problems or needs and participation in your plan of care. Ask sufficient questions and make use of available information and education.
  • Reporting changes in your health status as related to your treatment.
  • Communicating your satisfaction or concerns regarding treatment.
  • Treating Integrated Student Health staff with consideration and respect.
  • Knowing the names(s) of the medication(s) your are taking, their purpose(s) and reading the information that is given with your medication.

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