Patients' Rights Code

  1. The patient has the right to considerate professional medical care performed with the understanding of qualified personnel.
  2. The patient has the right to know the name of the doctor and other healthcare professionals who treat him. He has the right to request privacy and services commensurate with the hospital's capabilities, as well as the opportunity to have daily contact with members of his family or friends. Restrictions on such a method of (so-called continuous) visits can only be made for serious reasons.
  3. The patient has the right to obtain from his doctor the data necessary to be able to make an informed decision on whether he agrees with each new diagnostic and therapeutic procedure. Except in the case of an acute health hazard, he should be duly informed of the possible risks associated with further action. If there are several alternative procedures or if the patient requires information about treatment alternatives, he has the right to be acquainted with them. He also has the right to know the names of the people who take part in them.
  4. To the extent permitted by law, the patient has the right to refuse treatment but must be informed of the health consequences of his decision.
  5. During outpatient and inpatient examination, treatment and treatment, the patient has the right to have maximum regard for his privacy and shame in connection with the treatment program. His case analyzes, examination consultations and treatment are confidential and must be carried out discreetly. The presence of persons who are not directly involved in the treatment must be approved by the patient, even in teaching facilities, unless the patient has chosen these persons himself.
  6. The patient has the right to expect that all reports and records concerning his treatment are considered confidential even in the case of computer processing.
  7. The patient has the right to expect that the hospital must, as far as possible, adequately comply with the patient's requests for care to the extent appropriate to the nature of the illness. If necessary, the patient may be transferred to another medical institution or transferred there after having been provided with full justification and information on the need for such transfer and other alternatives that exist.
  8. The patient has the right to expect that his treatment will be conducted with reasonable continuity, he has the right to know in advance what doctors, in what office hours and at what place they are available to him. After being released from the hospital, he has the right to expect the doctor to inform him about how he will be cared for.
  9. The patient has the right to a detailed and comprehensible explanation if the doctor decides to perform a non-standard procedure or experiment. The written conscious consent of the patient is a condition for the initiation of non-therapeutic and therapeutic research. The patient may withdraw from the experiment at any time, even without giving a reason, after being informed of the possible health consequences of such a decision.
  10. The patient at the end of life has the right to sensitive care of all health professionals, who must respect his wishes, unless these are in conflict with applicable laws.
  11. The patient has the right and obligation to know and follow the valid regulations of the institution where he is being treated (so-called hospital council). The patient will have the right to check his account and request a justification for his items, regardless of how long the account is paid.

In January 1991, the Federal Assembly ratified the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms; in connection with it, the Central Ethics Commission of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic developed and approved the Code of Patients' Rights; this was declared valid on February 25, 2.

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