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Patients & Visitors

Patient Rights & Responsibilities

Illinois Valley Community Hospital recognizes the following patient rights and responsibilities:

  • Individuals shall be accorded impartial access to treatment and care.
  • Respect and dignity for themselves as well as for others.
  • Privacy and confidentiality.
  • Consideration for personal values and beliefs.
  • Personal safety and security.
  • Access to protective services.
  • Identification of individuals providing service.
  • Receipt of information concerning your diagnosis (to the degree known), treatment and any known prognosis, as well as the responsibility to provide any past or current medical information about yourself.
  • Communication with people outside the hospital.
  • Informed consent.
  • Consultation with a specialist.
  • Refusal of treatment.
  • Transfer and continuity of care and the obligation to follow the recommended plan of treatment and care.
  • Pain assessment and management.
  • Participation in ethical questions that arise in the course of your care, including issues of conflict resolution, withholding resuscitative services, forgoing or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, and participation in investigational studies or clinical trials.
  • Itemized and detailed explanation of hospital charges.
  • Information regarding hospital rules and regulations.

For more detailed information, refer to the patient rights handout located in your patient education folder.

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