Patient Bill of Rights

The Patient has the right to:

  • Exercise these rights without regard to sex or culture, economic, educational,
  • or religious background or the source of payment for his or her care.
  • Considerate, dignified and respectful care.
  • Knowledge of the name of the physician who has primary responsibility for coordinating his or her care and the names and professional relationships of other physicians who will see this patient.
  • Receive information from his or her physician about his or her illness, his or her course of treatment and his or her prospects for recovery in easy to understand terminology, and when appropriate this may include family members. 
  • Receive as much information about any proposed treatment or procedure as he/she may need in order to give informed consent or to refuse this course of treatment. Except in emergencies, this information shall include a description of the procedure or treatment, the medically significant risks involved and knowledge of the name of the person who will carry out the procedure or treatment.
  • Participate actively in decisions regarding his/her medical care, to the extent permitted by
  • law, including the right to refuse treatment. If unable to make their own decisions, the patient will have someone with him or available by phone to make responsible healthcare decisions.
  • The right to information regarding Advanced Directives  
  • Full consideration of privacy concerning his/her medical care program. Case discussion, consultation, examination and treatment are confidential and should be conducted discreetly. The patient has the right to know the reason for the presence of any individual.
  • A pain management plan. 
  • Be free from mental, physical, sexual, and verbal abuse, neglect, and exploitation. 
  • Confidential treatment of all communications and records pertaining to his/her care and
  • his/her stay in the ASC. 
  • Reasonable responses to reasonable requests he/she may make for services.
  • Leave the ASC even against the advice of his/her physicians.
  • Reasonable continuity of care and to know in advance the time and location of appointment as well as the physician providing the care.
  • Be advised if ASC/physician proposes to engage in or perform human experimentation affecting his/her care or treatment. The patient has the right to refuse to participate in any such research projects.
  • Be informed by his/her physician or a delegate of his/her physician of his/her continuing health care requirements following his/her discharge from the surgery center.

For complaints about your medical care, you should call or contact the Administrator or Medical Director of this organization.
At 701.356.4770; the North Dakota Health Facilities Division of the Department of Health at 701.328.2352, or the Medicare [CMS] Ombudsman at 844.430.9504