Patients' Rights

As a patient at University Surgical Associates, you have the right to expect considerate and respectful care without discrimination as to age, race, creed, gender, sexual preference, or source of payment of your bill.

You have the right to a reasonable explanation of your diagnosis, treatment, and expected outcome. You also have the right to receive information before you consent to any procedure or treatment.

You may refuse to undergo a test or treatment to the extent permitted by law. University Surgical Associates will respect your right to make that choice. If you do refuse a test or treatment, your physician will describe for you the medical consequences of your decision and may offer you any other alternatives.

You have the right to privacy, consistent with providing you with adequate medical care. Appropriate discussion of your care with other health care professionals will be handled with discretion. You have the right to expect that all communications and records pertaining to your care will be treated as confidential. Your right to privacy and confidentiality extends to all records pertaining to your treatment except as otherwise provided by law.

You have the right to know the names of other health care and educational institutions that University Surgical Associates has authorized to participate in your treatment, and you have the right to know the nature of the relationship between these organizations and the hospital.

USA Privacy Practices