What are my rights as a patient?

As a healthcare consumer, you have certain rights and protections when it comes to the care and information you receive about your health. Some, such as the right to a copy of your medical records, are protected by federal law and often, states have their own additional laws in place to help protect patient rights. Many healthcare facilities also have a patient bill of rights.

Many people may not realize their rights as a patient but it is important for everyone to have a thorough understanding of patient protections so that they can take an active role in their health.