Surgery Center of Colorado
761 SouthPark Drive Suite 200
Littleton, CO 80120
303-783-1003

Patient Rights & Responsibilities

Patient Rights

  • The right to quality care and treatment given with respect, consideration and dignity.
  • The right to appropriate privacy.
  • The right to confidentiality of records and communications, and access to them.
  • The right to information privacy regarding your diagnosis, treatment options, and the potential outcomes of the treatment as well as access to information contained in his/her medical record.
  • The right to participate in decisions concerning care and treatment.
  • The right to be informed of patient responsibilities and conduct.
  • The right to know what services are provided at this facility.
  • The right to discharge instructions to include after hours’ care.
  • The right to detailed information regarding service fees and charges.
  • The right to refuse to participate in experimental research.
  • The right to receive information on this Ambulatory Surgery Center’s non-participation in advanced directives.
  • The right to knowledge of medical staff credentialing process upon request.
  • The right to know the names of those treating you.
  • The right to truthful marketing or advertising utilized by the facility.
  • The right to be informed if the physician does not carry malpractice insurance.
  • The right to address a grievance.
  • The right to refuse a treatment, as permitted by law. You can refuse treatment and still receive alternate care.
  • The right to be fully informed regarding one’s condition.
  • The right to understand and sign an Informed Consent form before receiving care.
  • The right to appropriate assessment and management of pain.
  • The right to continuity of care, if overnight care is required, patient will be transported to the transfer hospital.
  • The right to respectful, safe care and treatment free from seclusion, restraints, abuse and harassment.
  • The right to have a family member notified of his/her admission as well as notification of personal physician, if requested by the patient.
  • The right to leave the facility against the advice of his/her physician.
  • The right to express spiritual and cultural beliefs.
  • The right to know Ambulatory Surgery Center rules that will affect your treatment.

Patient Responsibilities

  • The patient is responsible for providing accurate/complete information related to his/her health, for reporting perceived risks in his/her care, and for reporting unexpected changes in his/her health.
  • The patient is responsible for notifying the office when unable to keep a scheduled appointment.
  • The patient is responsible for providing his/her healthcare insurance information to the Ambulatory Surgery Center.
  • The patient is responsible for his/her actions if they refuse treatment or fail to follow his/her practitioner’s instructions.
  • The patient is responsible for being respectful and considerate of other patients and organizational personnel.
  • The patient is responsible to ask questions when they don’t understand about his/her care or what they are supposed to do.

These rights and responsibilities outlined the basic concepts of service here at Surgery Center of Colorado. If you believe that at any time one or more of the statements has not been met during your care, please ask to speak to the Medical Director or Nurse Manager. We will make every attempt to understand your complaint/concern. We will correct the issue you have if it is within our control, and you will receive a written response.

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