University of Mississippi s Nutrition Clinic Patient Rights and Responsibilities

As members of the staff of the University of Mississippi s Nutrition Clinic, we recognize the partnership we have with our patients. We support the following statement of patient rights and responsibilities:

As a patient of the University of Mississippi’s Nutrition Clinic

You have the right

  • to reasonable access to services regardless of race, creed, age, gender, handicap, national origin, or sexual orientation.
  • to considerate care which respects individual needs, values, and beliefs.
  • to information about diagnosis and treatment.
  • to know the identity and professional status of the provider.
  • to personal privacy and confidentiality.
  • to accept or refuse care and to be informed of the possible consequences of refusal.
  • to be informed of research and educational projects affecting care or treatment, and to refuse to participate in such activities.
  • to approve or refuse release of information, except as required by law.
  • to present concerns and complaints and to receive a response.
  • to information about services, hours, fees and payment, and eligibility.

You have the responsibility

  • to provide accurate and complete health information.
  • to report whether you clearly understand the plan of treatment and what is expected of you.
  • to express any concerns about the plan of care.
  • to follow the treatment plan.
  • to understand the possible consequences of not following the treatment plan.
  • to report changes in condition to the service provider.
  • to keep appointments, or if unable, to inform the University of Mississippi s Nutrition Clinic at least 24 hours in advance.
  • to respond to the University of Mississippi s Nutrition Clinic s requests for evaluation of services provided.
  • to respect the rights, privacy, and property of other patients and staff.
  • to follow The University of Mississippi s Nutrition Clinic rules and procedures.
  • to fulfill financial obligations.