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The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Empowering Imagination. Pioneering Discovery.

Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities

The North Shore-LIJ Health System prioritizes the well being, comfort and dignity of patients.

Every patient has the right to receive treatment without discrimination on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, age or disability.

In carrying out this principle, it is recognized that the patient has certain rights in his/her relationship with the Feinstein Institute
and with his/her caregivers in the setting of the Institute.

Parents/guardians may exercise these rights for minors. Guardians or surrogates may exercise these rights for individuals who
are incapacitated or incompetent.

Patients have the right to have visitors at any time throughout their episode of care and may designate a “Support Person” for
emotional support. A Visitor is any person, including but not limited to a spouse, domestic partner (including same sex domestic
partner), another family member, a friend or other individuals the patient chooses.

The rights outlined in this policy apply equally to inpatients, outpatients and Emergency Department patients, regardless of age.

In addition to his/her rights, patients also have responsibilities as a patient (as noted in the Patient Visitation Policy)

Click on the links below to learn more:
Patient Visitation Policy
Patient’s Bill of Rights
Patient’s Bill of Rights in Spanish/Declaración de Derechos de los Pacientes