Your Rights & Responsibilities
Here's what you can do to reduce the risk of experiencing disparities.
You have the right to:
- Always be treated with respect and dignity by people who are helping you.
- Be free from abuse.
- Be free from the misuse of your property.
- Choose the services and support required for your care and help develop that plan.
- Choose where you would like to receive your services and support.
- Have your cultural and religious choices respected and addressed.
- Participate with doctors and providers in making decisions about your health care.
- Have anyone you would like involved in the planning process.
- Refuse any services you are not comfortable with.
- Have ethical issues considered.
- Receive personal medical records.
- Receive care with respect and recognition of your dignity.
- Use interpreter services.
- Be assured of privacy and confidentiality.
- Be free from hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition.
- Housing that gives you access to a safe, secure, livable, and affordable home with freedom from forced eviction.
- Safe places to play and enjoy the outdoors that are close to your home.
- Affordable and reliable transportation that allows you to access education, employment, health care, housing, and community life.
You have a responsibility to:
- Participate in a conversation of medically necessary treatments for your condition(s), regardless of cost or benefit coverage.
- Tell your provider when you are concerned you are not being treated fairly.
- Ask questions or let your provider know if there is anything that you do not understand.
- Be respectful to the people who are trying to help you.
- Not verbally or physically abuse the people trying to help you.
- Not use profane or offensive language toward the people who are trying to help you.
- Make sure no illegal or illicit activities occur while you seek service.