Patient Rights & Privacy
Patient Bill of Rights
Every patient admitted to OSS Orthopaedic Hospital has certain rights and responsibilities. These rights are guaranteed and respected by the personnel of OSS Orthopaedic Hospital, but must also be adhered to by the physicians, families and visitors of OSS Orthopaedic Hospital, in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s recommendations on the Patient Bill of Rights.
Each patient upon admission to OSS Orthopaedic Hospital will be provided a copy of the Patient Bill of Rights and will verify receipt of the Patient Bill of Rights via electronic signature.
We want to make sure that you are aware of your guaranteed rights and responsibilities. Download a PDF file containing this information.
The OSS Orthopaedic Hospital is required by the federal privacy rule to maintain the privacy of health information that is protected by the rule, and to provide you with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your protected health care information. We are required to abide by the terms of the notice currently in effect.
Generally speaking, your protected health information is any information that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health condition; the provision of health care to you; or payment for health care provided to you. Your medical and billing records at our hospital are examples of information that usually will be regarded as your protected health information.
You will receive a Notice of Privacy Practices when you arrive at the OSS Orthopaedic Hospital for your surgery. It will describe how we may use and disclose your protected health information for treatment, payment and health care operations. Click here if you would like to view this information prior to coming to the hospital.