Patient Bill of Rights

Patients seeking dental health care at the Viswanathan Dental Hygiene Clinic have the right to:

  • Health care that is accessible and that meets professional standards, regardless of the setting.
  • Be treated with courtesy and respect.
  • Information about their diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
  • Informed participation in all decisions concerning their health care.
  • Information about the qualifications, names and titles, of personnel responsible for providing their health care.
  • Refuse observation by those not directly involved in their care.
  • Privacy during interview, examination, and treatment.
  • Privacy in communicating and visiting with persons of their choice.
  • Refuse treatments, medications, or participation in research and experimentation, without punitive action being taken against them.
  • Coordination and continuity of health care.
  • Appropriate instruction or education from health care personnel so that they can achieve an optimal level of wellness and understanding of their basic health care needs.
  • Confidentiality of all records.
  • Access to all health records pertaining to them.
  • Information on the charges for services, including the right to challenge them.
  • Be fully informed as to all their rights in all health care settings.