Upper Peninsula Surgery Center has always supported and recognized our Patient’s right to expect that their medical records and other information about their care will be kept confidential. Upper Peninsula Surgery of MI policy and procedures comply with the Health Insurance “HIPPA” privacy regulations. The HIPPA privacy regulations gives patients more control over their health information and also sets boundaries on the use and release of patient information.
As a Patient you have the right to:
- Considerate and respectful care at all times and under all circumstances with recognition with your personal dignity.
- Personal and informational privacy.
- Confidentiality of recorders and disclosures. Except when required by law, you have the right to approve or refuse the right to release records.
- Information concerning your diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis to the degree known.
- Opportunity to participate in decisions in involving your healthcare.
- Competent, caring healthcare providers act as your advocates.
- Know the identity and professional status of individuals providing service.
- Adequate education regarding self-care at home written in language you can understand.
- Make decisions about medical care, including the right to accept or refuse medical or surgical treatment.
- Impartial access to treatment regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, handicap or disability.
- Information regarding fees for services and payment policies.
- Report any comments concerning the quality of services provided to you during the time spent at the facility and receive prompt follow-up on your comments.
- Know about any business relationships among the facility, healthcare providers, and others that might influence your care or treatment.