Confidentiality & Your Rights
Millersville University Health Services is Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant. Everything that transpires in the Health Services is held in strictest confidence. Records will not be released (not even to parents) without the student's permission, except for continuation of care with another medical facility, in a life or death situation or under court order.
You have the right to...
- Respectful, considerate, compassionate care regardless of age, gender, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.
- Appropriate privacy.
- Confidentiality of your medical records. Only with your your permission and/or by order of the court will your medical information be released.
- Care in a safe environment free from all forms of abuse, neglect, or harassment.
- Be informed about your health care practitioner's credentials and training.
- Be called by your proper name and to be told the names of physician, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care team members involved in your care.
- Participate in decisions about your care.
- Receive information about your diagnosis, evaluation, benefits and risks of treatment, expected outcome of treatment.
- Know Availability and Fee for Service.
- Accept or Decline Treatment.
- Bring any concerns you have to the attention of the Medical Director of Health Services.
You have the responsibility to...
- Be Honest about your Medical History. Provide complete and accurate information including your proper name and date of birth, present condition, past illnesses, hospitalizations, current medications, and any other matters pertaining to your health.
- Ask question if you do not understand information or instructions. If you believe you cannot follow through with your treatment plan, you are responsible for telling your practitioner.
- Be involved with your plan of care and agree to follow plan of care.
- Treat Health Services staff with respect and consideration.
- Contact Health Services if condition worsens.
- Keep appointments and be on time for appointments.
- Bring suggestions and/concerns to the attention of the Health Services staff.