“Patient Rights” proposed by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

“Patient Rights” proposed by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons: 

  1. To seek consultation with the physician(s) of their choice;
  2. To refuse medical treatment even if it is recommended by their physician(s);
  3. To be informed about their medical condition, the risks and benefits of treatment and appropriate alternatives;
  4. To refuse third-party interference in their medical care, and to be confident that their actions in seeking or declining medical care will not result in third-party-imposed penalties for patients or physicians;
  5. To receive full disclosure of their insurance plan in plain language, including:
  6. To contract with their physician(s) on mutually agreeable terms;
  7. To be treated confidentially, with access to their records limited to those involved in their care or designated by the patient;
  8. To use their own resources to purchase the care of their choice.