Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities
As a patient, you and your family have the right to:
- Get fair medical care regardless of race, gender, religion, and disability at all times and under all conditions.
- Know the name of your treating physician and of those who are taking care of you.
- Have an atmosphere that respects your personal privacy where you can discuss openly and in full confidentiality every thing about your illness.
- Know all the benefits/risks related to your medical procedures and to sign an informed consent related to your medical care.
- Accept or refuse medical care/ treatment and to be told of the medical outcomes of refusal and to sign the consent for that purpose.
- Be involved in the decision making of your care plan.
- Expect prompt and effective assessment and treatment of pain.
- Have an access to a patient advocacy representative or hospital administrator upon request or compliant at anytime.
- Have a second opinion following to the IMC administrative and financial rules and regulation.
As a patient, you have the responsibility to:
- Know and follow Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and IMC rules and regulations.
- Maintain the IMC NON – SMOKING policy.
- Be considerate of the rights of other patients and hospital personnel.
- Follow the treatment plan recommended by your doctor, including following the instructions of your nurses and other health care providers.
- Help maintain hospital properties from destruction.
- Pay all your financial obligations associated with your care, admission or any other services.
- Complete all forms requested by the hospital when having an operation, procedure.
- Signing the leaving "Against Medical Advice" form if you insisted on leaving against medical advice.
- Make all necessary precautions not to infect others in case you were told that you have a contagious disease and you should inform your spouse/immediate family about the disease.
- Provide accurate and complete information concerning your present complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications and other matters relating to your health.
- Report any perceived risks in your care and unexpected changes in your condition to the responsible practitioner.