Patient's Rights and Responsibilities

Patient's Rights

  • To receive considerate and respectful care at the Health Services Offices at Suffolk County Community College
  • To receive an explanation of any treatment provided in understandable terms
  • To receive all necessary information to participate in decisions with regard to your care
  • To refuse treatment and be informed of the consequences of making this decision
  • To privacy
  • To confidential treatment of disclosures and medical records and, except as required by law, be afforded the opportunity to approve or refuse their release
  • To know the names and titles of people involved in your care

Patient's Responsibilities

  • To provide accurate and complete information about your medical history and inform the nursing staff of any changes in your health status that could affect your treatment
  • To act in a considerate and cooperative manner with the Health Services staff
  • To ask questions and seek clarification regarding areas of concern
  • To weigh the consequences of non-compliance regarding any instructions and recommendations
  • To assist the nursing staff in compiling a complete record by authorizing the Health Service Office to obtain necessary medical information from appropriate sources