Patient Bill of Rights
A Woman Facing Unintended Pregnancy Has The Right To:
- Receive services in a non-judgmental, caring environment committed to maintaining confidentiality of patient records except where required by law.
- Receive professional medical services from organizations committed to integrity, free from manipulation or coercion.
- Receive services in a confidential environment that supports her right to make her own decisions regarding her pregnancy.
- Be respected enough to make a decision that is right for her by receiving a non-biased presentation of all her pregnancy-related options.
- Receive comprehensive information about her current medical status, including information about the nature and physiology of her current pregnancy.
- Access objective information about all her legal options related to pregnancy and pregnancy termination.
- Receive services from an organization that has written documentation of all services and information provided, to insure that every patient receives the same objective information delivered with the same standard of excellence.
- Receive services from an organization that uses a written verification process that services have been provided according to written protocol on a per-patient basis.
- Fully understand how an organization stands to financially profit from any particular pregnancy decision a woman may choose to make at that organization.
- Receive standardized medical services from an organization held accountable to follow protocols designed to insure that all services and information are delivered ethically and objectively.
- Receive assurance of high quality medical follow-up care provided by or arranged by the physician responsible for the initial delivery of service.
- Access ongoing, long-term community support should she choose to carry the pregnancy to full-term.
- Patient is responsible for providing all pertinent and accurate health history information to provider.
- Patient is responsible to participate in determining her treatment plan.
- Patient is responsible to follow the prescribed treatment agreed upon with provider.
- Patient is responsible to understand his/her rights.
- Patient is responsible to communicate suggestions, complaints or grievances using an exit survey process, completed at the end of each appointment.