Your Rights During Treatment
As your treatments begin, keep in mind that you have the right to good health care.
- You have a right to information. You should be able to understand everything your doctor tells you. If you don’t understand because of medical jargon or a language barrier, ask for a clearer explanation or for assistance from an interpreter or social worker.
- You have a right to emergency services. It’s your right to get emergency care without waiting for authorization and without financial penalty.
- You’re a participant in your own care. You should be kept informed of all treatment options.
- You deserve respect. Race, gender and ethnic background should not affect how your doctor and other healthcare providers treat you. Similarly, you have a right to privacy.
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