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.

Rights

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

Responsibilities

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

Birth Plans

At Middlesex Health’s Pregnancy & Birth Center, we are honored and privileged to share your birth experience with you and your family.

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.