Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

Kids and Tummies recognizes and respects the rights of patients and their families and treats them with courtesy and dignity. Our hospital provides care that preserves cultural, psychosocial, spiritual, and personal values, beliefs, and preferences. We encourage patients and families to become active partners in their care by asking questions, seeking resources, and advocating for the services and support they need.

You Have the Right to…

Receive care that is free from discrimination. This means that you should not be treated differently because of age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

Get important information about your or your child’s care. This includes information:

  • In a way that meets your individual needs related to vision, speech, hearing, or cognition.
  • About your diagnosis, treatment plan, possible benefits, risks and side effects, likelihood of reaching your goals, options, and expected/ unexpected outcomes.

Make decisions about your or your child’s care. This is called informed consent.

  • At times, medical practices are required, by law and regulation, to disclose or report certain information without your consent.
  • Informed consent also applies to taking pictures, videos, or other images, and recordings of you for purposes other than your care.

Refuse care. If you refuse care for your child, Kids and Tummies may:

  • Suggest other ways of treating you and still continue to see you.
  • Refer you to another provider to get care. Seek a court order to allow the treatment in emergency situations.

Know the names and roles of your healthcare team.

  • You may refuse observations by others not directly involved in your or your child’s care.

Personal privacy and privacy of your health information.

  • Personal privacy includes privacy and security for yourself and your child.
  • You will be asked to provide a list of names and addresses of those with whom you want to share your health information; this list can be changed at any time.

View and get a copy of your medical record.

  •   Dr. Ulmer will review your or your child’s record with you upon your request.

Receive an explanation of the fees for which you are responsible.

Choose or refuse to take part in research. You may receive information about ongoing research studies along with the potential benefits, risks and side effects, discomforts, alternative care, and any other important details to help you reach a decision.

  • If you join a research study, you can withdraw yourself or your child from it at any time.
  • If you refuse to take part, your or your child’s clinical care will not be affected.

Your Responsibilities:

Kids and Tummies, LLC expects patients and family members to act in an honest, reasonable, and responsible way and to follow hospital rules at all times, including the patient visitation and smoke-free policies.

They are in place to support quality care and a safe environment. It is important that you:

  • Share complete and accurate information about your or your child’s health, health care coverage, and any other requested information.
  • Ask questions if you do not understand information provided to you about medicines and treatment.
  • Follow your treatment plan.
  • Show respect and consideration for the practice staff and other patients, including their families and their belongings.
  • Pay for any services for which you are responsible.
  • Provide a copy of your or your child’s Advance Directive or ask for help to write one.
  • Be on time for appointments and call as soon as possible if you need to cancel.
  • Keep any information private if heard or seen about another patient or practice business or staff. Do not take pictures, videos, or other images, and recordings of other children, family members, or staff without permission.
  • Leave valuables at home.