Patient Bill of Rights

Rights of the Patient

  1. PATIENTS ARE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE ADEQUATE MEDICAL ATTENTION BY PERSONAL WITH ADEQUATE PREPARATION ACCORDING TO YOUR HEALTH NEEDS. (Ley General de Salud Artículos 51 y 89. Reglamento de la Ley General de Salud en materia de prestacion de servicios de atenciOn medica, kticulos 21 y48)

  2. RECEIVE TREATMENT WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT BY THE PHYSICIAN, NURSE AND PERSONAL THAT CONSIDER YOUR CULTURAL CONDITIONS, GENDER AND MODESTY. (Ley General de Salud Articulos 51 y83. Reglamento de la Ley General de Salud en matena de prestacion de servicios de atencidn medica, Articulos 25y 48)
  1. RECEIVE CLEAR, TIMELY AND ACCURATE INFORMATION. THE TREATING PHYSICIAN MUST PROVIDE COMPLETE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT; AND ALWAYS EXLAIN IN A CLEAR AND UNDERSTANDALE MANNER. (Reglamento de la Ley General de Salud en materia de prestacion de servicios de atencion medica, Artic - ulos 29 y30. NOM- 16855A1- 1998, del Expediente Clinic°, numeral 5.5)
  1. THE FREEDOM TO DECIDE ON YOUR ATTENTION — EITHER THE PATIENT OR THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE TO MAKE YOUR DECISIONS — WITHOUT ANY TYPE OF PRESSURE TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY THERAPY OR PROCEDURES OFFERED. (Reglamento de la Ley General de Salud en materia de prestacion de servicios de atencior medica, Art. 80. NOM -16855/11-1998, del Expediente Clinic°, numerales 4.2 y 10.1.1. Anteproyecto del cod/go, Guia de Bioe'tica de conducta pro fesional de la SSA, Art. 4, Fracc. 4.3. Declaracion de Lisboa de la Asociacidn Me'dica Mundial sabre los Derechos del Paciente" del 9 de Enero de 1995, apartado del punto numero 10)
  1. FOR THE PATIENT OR THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PATIENT TO GIVE OR DENY CONSENT IN WRITING WHILE BEING VALIDLY INFORMED (INFORMED CONSENT). (Ley General de Salud, Art. 100 Fracc. IV 320 y 321. Reglamento de la Ley General de Salud en materia de PrestaciOn de servicio medicos, Art/cubs 80 y 81. NOM-168-SSA1-1998, del Expediente Numerales 42y 10.1.1)
  1. BE TREATED WITH CONFIDENTIALITY. ALL THE INFORMATION GIVEN TO YOUR DOCTOR IS TO BE TAKEN IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND NOT NOT TO BE DISCLOSED WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION FROM YOU. (NOM -16855A1-1998, del Expediente Clinic°, Numeral 5,6. ley Reglamentaria del Aft. 50 Constitucional relativo al ejercicio de la Profesiones en el Distnto Federal, Art. 36. Ley General de Salud, Articulos 136, 137 y 138. Reglamento de la Ley General de Salud en materia de prestacion de servicios de atencion medica, Art/cubs 19y 35)

  2. HAVE THE OPTION OF A SECOND OPINION. YOU ARE ENTITLED TO WRITTEN INFORMATION THAT YOU WOULD NEED IN ORDER TO OBTAIN A SECOND OPINION ON THE DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT RELATED TO YOUR HEALTH. (Reglamento de la Ley General de Salud en materia de prestacion de seyvicios de atenciOn medica, Afticulos 29 y 30. NOM -16855/11-1998, del Expediente Numerales 4.9 y 5.5)

  3. RECEIVE EMERGENCY MEDICAL ATTENTION. WHEN YOUR LIFE IS IN DANGER, OR THE DANGER OF ORGAN LOSS OR FUNCTION, PATIENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO URGENT CARE MEDICAL, BY A DOCOR, IN ANY HEALTH FACILITY — PUBLIC OR PRIVATE — TO STABILIZE THE CONDITION. (Ley General de Salud, Art. 55, Reglamento de la Ley General de Salud en materia de prestacion de servicios de atencion medica, Art/cubs 71y 73)

  4. HAVE A CLINICAL FILE. THE PATIENT IS ENTITLED TO HAVE A COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH FILE, AND THAT IT BE CLEAR, PRECISE, AND COMPLETE. IT MUST MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE MEXICAN LAW, NOM 168 -SSA -1998. WHEN YOU REQUEST IN WRITING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE A CLINICAL SUMMARY. (Reglamento de la Ley General de Salud en materia de prestacion de serviclos de atencion medica, Art. 32. NOM -16855A1-1998, del Expediente Clthico)

  5. RESPONSE WHEN DISSATISFIED WITH MEDICAL ATTENTION. YOU HAVE THE HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD AND RECEIVE AN ANSWER FROM THE CORRESPONDING AUTHORITY. YOU ALSO HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE A JUDICIAL ALTERNATIVE MEANS IF NECESSARY TO RESOLVE A DISPUTE WITH HEALTH PERSONAL. (Ley General de Salud en materia de prestaciOn de servicios de atencion medica, Articulos 19, 51 y 52. Decreto de la Comisidn Nacional de Arbitraje Medico, kticulos 2, 3, 4 y13.)

Dr. Samuel Thelin