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Patient care policies – Ohio Admin. Code 3701-84-07

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The provider of a health care service

 (HCS) must develop and follow comprehensive and effective patient care policies that include the following requirements:

  • Each patient must be informed of the diagnosis and treatment alternatives and the risks involved;
  • Each patient must give informed consent and be allowed to refuse or withdraw consent for treatment or give conditional consent for treatment;
  • Written documentation of patient consent shall be maintained in the patient’s medical record;
  • Each patient must be informed of the name of the attending physician or individual supervising the patient’s care and the manner in which that individual may be contacted;
  • Each patient shall have access to his or her medical record, unless access is specifically restricted by the attending physician for medical reasons; and
  • Each patient’s medical and financial records shall be kept confidential.

Current as of June 2015