Patient Rights

At Gila Health Resources, we take the rights of our patients serious. The following is our policy concerning your rights as our patient. Click here to download a PDF copy of our Patient Rights document.

Patient Rights   (Per: Title 9. Health Services / Article 10 / R9-10-1008)

Gila Health Resources shall ensure that:

    1. Patients are treated with dignity, respect, and consideration;At Gila Health Resources, we take the rights of our patients serious. The following is our policy concerning your rights as our patient. Click here to download a PDF copy of our Patient Rights document.

    Patient Rights (Per: Title 9. Health Services / Article 10 / R9-10-1008)

    Gila Health Resources shall ensure that:

      1. Patients are treated with dignity, respect, and consideration;

      2. Patients are not subjected to:

        a. Abuse;

        b. Neglect;

        c. Exploitation;

        d. Coercion;

        e. Manipulation;

        f. Sexual abuse;

        g. Sexual assault;

        h. Except as noted in R9-10-1012(B), restraint or seclusion;

        i. Retaliation for submitting a complaint to the Department of Health Services or another entity;

        j. Misappropriation of personal and private property by Gila Health Resources’ personnel, employees, volunteers or students;

      3. Patients or their representatives:

        a. Except in an emergency, either consents to or refuses treatment;

        b. May refuse or withdraw consent for treatment before treatment is initiated;

        c. Except in an emergency, is informed of alternatives to a proposed psychotropic medication or surgical procedure and associated risks and possible complications of a proposed psychotropic medication or surgical procedure;

        d. Is informed of the following:

          i. Gila Health Resources policy on health care directives, and
          ii. The patient complaint process;

        e. Consents to photographs of the patient before a patient is photographed, except that a patient may be photographed when admitted for identification and administrative purposes; and

        f. Except as otherwise permitted by law, provides written consent to the release of information in the patient’s:

          i. Medical record, or
          ii. Financial records.

      Patients Have the Following Rights:

        1. Not to be discriminated against based on race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or diagnosis;

        2. To receive treatment that supports and respects the patient’s individuality, choices, strengths, and abilities;

        3. To receive privacy in treatment and care for personal needs;

        4. To review, upon written request, the patient’s own medical record according to A.R.S. 12-2293, 12-2294, and 12-2294.01;

        5. To receive a referral to another health care institution if Gila Health Resources is not authorized or not able to provide physical health services or behavioral health services need by the patient;

        6. To participate or have the patient’s representative participate in the development of, or decisions concerning, treatment;

        7. To participate or refuse to participate in research or experimental treatment; and

        8. To receive assistance from a family member, the patient’s representative, or other individual in understanding, protecting, or exercising the patient’s rights.