Reporting And Data

Patient Rights

Latest Update: August 21, 2020


"In advance of furnishing or discontinuing patient care whenever possible..." all patients (inpatient or outpatient) must be informed of their rights as hospital patients.


The legal mandate requiring reporting

42 C.F.R. §482.13   Condition of participation: Patient's rights.

A hospital must protect and promote each patient's rights.

(a) Standard: Notice of rights. (1) A hospital must inform each patient, or when appropriate, the patient's representative (as allowed under State law), of the patient's rights, in advance of furnishing or discontinuing patient care whenever possible.


Any other pertinent information

Must include the name of a person to contact to file a grievance. Written notice of the hospital's decision after an investigation of the grievance is required.

Although many of these requirements apply to individual medical professionals and other types of hospitals and health care facilities, the information is presented solely to support Critical Access Hospitals. The reporting requirements and legal mandates on this site are not an exhaustive list and Nevada Rural Hospital Partners, Inc. bears no responsibility or liability for any hospitals' or providers' failure to comply with Federal or State laws or regulations.