Health Care

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

As a patient at UNK Health Care you have the right to:

  • access care and treatment
  • consideration, respect and dignity
  • confidential handling of records and disclosures
  • an explanation of your health problem and treatment
  • refuse any tests or treatment to the extent permitted by law and be informed of the medical consequences of your decision
  • suggest changes in policy or service delivery by submitting your ideas to UNK Health Care
  • express dissatisfaction with services received by contact with the Health Care Director or using any other resources available through UNK administration

As a patient at UNK Health Care you have the responsibility to:

  • submit a completed health record form to UNK Health Care
  • provide, to the best of your knowledge, accurate and sufficient information about your medical history
  • follow your diagnostic and treatment recommendations
  • accept personal responsibility if you refuse care
  • abide by Health Care regulations and policies
  • assume financial obligation for services you receive from UNK Health Care, or a referral clinic or hospital
  • respect the rights of other patients and UNK Health Care staff