CMC Vellore Chittoor Campus

Patient Rights

  • Be treated with dignity, respect, consideration of their individual values and belief and privacy during examination, procedures and treatment.
  • Be protected from physical abuse or neglect.
  • Refuse treatment.
  • Confidentiality of all records and communications, to the extent provided by law.
  • Participate in decisions about their care and provide informed consent.
  • Be informed of the estimated costs of proposed treatment.
  • Access to information contained in the Medical Record in the form of a Medical Report / Discharge Summary.
  • Voice their concerns and complaints with the Patient Advocacy Cell of the Medical Superintendents Office.
  • Have the appropriate family member eligible to all the above rights, in case the patient is unable to meaningfully participate in his / her care.
  • To seek an additional opinion regarding clinical care.