Patient Rights & Responsibilities

As a patient, you have certain patient rights and responsibilities under federal and Connecticut state law. In this section, we have outlined these rights and responsibilities. Middlesex Health recognizes that certain patient groups, due to age, language or cultural barriers, hearing impairment or mental disability, require assistance in understanding and exercising their rights. Middlesex Health is committed to interpreting patient rights for these individuals in a manner sensitive to the needs of the patient.


Middlesex Health is committed to protecting the rights of all who seek care or services at any of our hospital, emergency, and outpatient sites.


In addition to respecting patients’ rights, we also encourage patients to understand their responsibilities.

Advance Directives

An Advance Directive is a legal document that states your wishes regarding your health care should you suddenly become unable to make decisions.