James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine

Patient Care

Statement of Patient's Rights

Patients have the right to:

  • Considerate, respectful, and confidential treatment
  • An explanation of the benefits of recommended treatment verses alternate and the risks of receiving no treatment
  • Emergency, incremental and comprehensive patient care
  • Information about the cost of treatment and informed consent for the specified treatment
  • Treatment that meets the established standards of care
  • Access to the Patient Care Coordinator for concerns and complaints
  • View and keep a copy of the Medical University of South Carolina‚Äôs Notice of Privacy Practices
  • Access or obtain copies of their health and / or treatment information. This can be accomplished through the Office of Clinical Affairs
  • Request restrictions on disclosures of protected health information for treatment, payment, and health care operations
  • Receive an accounting of disclosures of their health information for purposes other than treatment, payment, or health care operations
  • Request amendments to incorrect or incomplete medical information
  • Request alternative (confidential) communications concerning their health information
  • Referral to the HIPAA Contact person for concerns about privacy violations