Dr Grant Davies, Health Services Commissioner
Angela Palombo, Legal and Policy Officer, Office of the Health Services Commissioner
Health care extends beyond the provision of medical services to the living. It also encompasses, but is not limited to, what can be done with your body after death; who has access to your confidential medical Information and what rights you have to call health care professionals to account for their conduct. This chapter explains some of your rights as a patient, regardless of the type of health care service you’re using, and the obligations of the professional providing that service.
This section includes the following topics:
- Information and consent
- Access to medical records
- Privacy and confidentiality
- Blood transfusions and organ transplants
- Post-mortem examinations
- Making a complaint
- Further reading
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