Respect & personal dignity
Rights and Responsibilities for Children and Teens
Children and teens, and their families, will be treated by Legacy with dignity and respect. Based on medical need, each patient will receive impartial access to treatment and accommodations without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religious background, sexual orientation, gender identity or the source of payment for care.
In Legacy hospitals, children, teens and their families have the right to:
Respect and personal dignity
You are important, and we will listen to you and explain our role in your child's care. We will honor your privacyand anything you tell us in confidence will be kept private in accordance with our Notice of Privacy Practices.
Care that supports you as a family
We will help make your child as safe and comfortable as possible. You can stay with your child during most medical treatments and spend the night in the hospital with or near your child if you choose.
Information you can understand
We will explain things to you in ways you can understand. If needed, someone who speaks your language will assist. You have a right to know about your child's condition and treatment plan and to see and review your child's medical records with health care personnel. You have the right to detailed information about your child's hospital bill and the hospital's policies and procedures.
Quality health care
You can meet with your child's caregivers in the hospital and plan what is best for your child. We'll let you knowabout treatment options. If any treatment is experimental, you will receive a full explanation and have the option to accept or refuse treatment. We will teach you about home care and community resources for your child, if applicable.
We will respect your feelings and your child's feelings. Supportive resources are available to help address your needs. Your child will know that it's OK to cry or complain and can talk or play with people who know how to help when he or she has questions or problems. We can help connect you and your child with children and families who have had experiences like yours.
Make choices and decisions
You may tell us how you want to participate in care, and make choices whenever possible. You may refuse restraint or sedation for your child, except when needed to carry out procedures or to protect your child from injuring him or herself or others. You may refuse treatments as permitted by law. You can ask for a second opinion from another doctor and for a specialist to see your child. You can ask to change hospitals. If it is necessary to transfer your child to another hospital, we will make every effort to inform you of all the details of your child's care before the move.