American Academy of Pain Management
- The patient has the right to considerate and respectful care.
- The patient has the right to obtain, from their certified provider, complete current information regarding their diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in terms the patient can reasonably be expected to understand. When it is not advisable to give such information to the patient, the information should be made available to an appropriate person on their behalf.
- The patient has the right to receive from their certified provider information to make informed consent prior to the start of any procedure and/or treatment. This shall include such information as: the medically significant risks involved with any procedure and probable duration of incapacitation. Where medically appropriate, alternatives for care or treatment should be explained to the patient.
- The patient has the right to refuse any and all treatment to the extent permitted by law, and to be informed of any of the medical consequences of their action.
- The patient has the right to every consideration of privacy concerning their own medical care program limited only by state statutes, rules, regulations, or imminent danger to the individual or others.
- The patient has the right to be advised if the clinician, hospital, clinic, etc. proposes to engage in or perform human experimentation affecting their care or treatment. The patient has the right to refuse to participate in such research projects.
- The patient has the privilege to examine and receive an explanation of the bill.