Patient Bill of Rights: The patient has a right to considerate and respectful care. Patients have the right to obtain from their physician complete and current information concerning their diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in terms they can be reasonably expected to understand. An informed consent should include knowledge of the proposed procedure, along with its risks and probable duration of incapacitation. In addition, the patient has a right to information regarding medically significant alternatives. The patient has the right to refuse treatment to the extent permitted by law, and to be informed of the medical consequences of his/her actions. Case discussion, consultation, examination, and treatment should be conducted discretely. Those not directly involved must have the patient’s permission to be present. The patient has the right to expect that all communication and records pertaining to his/her care should be treated as confidential. The patient has the right to obtain information as to the existence of any professional relationships among individuals, by name that is treating him/her. The patient has the right to be advised if the facility proposes to engage in or perform human experimentation affecting his/her care or treatment. The patient has the right to refuse to participate in such research projects. The patient has the right to expect reasonable continuity of care. The patient has the right to examine and receive an explanation of his bill regardless of the source of payment. The patient has a right to know what facility rules and regulations apply to his/her conduct as a patient.