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Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-08-01-.12 - Patient Rights for Patients in Hospitals

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All patients in hospitals have the following minimum rights:

  1. To refuse treatment and be informed of the consequences of that decision;
  2. To refuse experimental treatment or drugs;
  3. To give written informed consent to participation in research;
  4. To have records kept confidential;
  5. To give written consent to release of records unless release is otherwise permitted or authorized by law;
  6. To be involved in decision making pertaining to one’s own care;
  7. To self-determination, including the right to make choices regarding life-sustaining treatment.

Current as of June 2015