Patient Bill of Rights

to be treated with dignity, respect and consideration
to have your medical records kept confidential
to have every consideration of privacy related to your medical care
to have a chaperone present for any examination when needed or desired
to participate in planning your health care
to refuse to participate in any research
to receive the information you need to make an informed decision about your health
to receive information in terms and language you can understand
to know what services are available and how to obtain them

To read a copy of the Minnesota Patients’ Bill of Rights, go the Minnesota Department of Health website: