Patient Rights & Responsibilities

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Patient Rights

As a University Health Center patient you have the right to:
  • Access care and treatment.
  • Consideration, respect and dignity.
  • Confidential handling of records and disclosures compliant with FERPA and HIPAA regulations.
  • Control the disclosure of your medical records, except as required by law.
  • An explanation of your diagnosis and prognosis.
  • An explanation of the recommendations for investigation and treatment.
  • Refuse any tests or treatment to the extent permitted by law, and be informed of the medical consequences of your decision.
  • Request and receive an explanation of charges related to your care.
  • Recommend changes in policies and services or to express dissatisfaction with services received by:
  1. Quality Management and Improvement suggestion boxes.
  2. Direct contact with the Director of the UHC.
  3. Using any other resources available through the UNL administrative structure.
  • Access to the licensing status of the staff and the accreditation status of the UHC.
  • Participate in decisions involving your health care, except when such participation is contradicted for medical reasons.
  • Change provider if another qualified provider is available or request to see the provider of your choice.

Patient Responsibilities

As a University Health Center patient you have the responsibility to:
  • Provide, to the best of your knowledge, accurate and sufficient information about your medical history.
  • Follow our diagnostic and treatment recommendations.
  • Accept personal responsibility if you refuse care.
  • Abide by UHC rules, regulations and policies.
  • Assume financial obligation for services you receive (be aware that non-payment could result in disruption of academic progression).
  • Respect the rights of other patients and UHC staff.
  • Provide, for emergency contact if you are an unemancipated minor, the name, current address and telephone number of your legal guardian.