Patient Rights and Responsibilities
The Physicians and Staff of New Mexico Cancer Center / New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants, Ltd. are committed to providing high quality, compassionate care to all of their patients.
As a patient, you have certain rights regarding your medical care. These include:
The right to considerate and respectful care, as well as respect as a unique person with dignity, personal values, cultural background, religious and spiritual traditions, and personal abilities and preferences..
The right to be informed concerning your condition, treatment options, possible outcomes, and the names of persons delivering care. As appropriate, and with your permission, this also applies to your family or other spokesperson..
The right to make choices by participating in care decisions, accepting or refusing treatment, making advance directives, identifying your spokesperson, and accepting or declining participation in research. You have the right to have these choices honored..
The right to personal privacy in the receipt of your care, and confidentiality in the management of your protected medical information and communications. (Also see: Notice of Privacy Practices.)
You also have certain responsibilities to your healthcare providers. They include:
Respect and consideration of the rights of other patients, physicians, and staff..
Provide information that your health care team requires about prior illnesses, your pain, medications and allergies..
Be involved. Ask for information or clarification about health status or treatment if you do not understand either information or directives..
Be responsible for providing necessary insurance information for claims processing as well as notifying the staff of any insurance changes.