Patient Rights & Responsibilities


  • Patients shall be treated with respect, consideration and dignity.
  • Patients shall be provided appropriate privacy.
  • Patients may request communication of health information in a manner that best ensures confidentiality.
  • Patient disclosures and records are treated confidentially, and except when required by law, patients are given the opportunity to approve or refuse release of their record. Patients may request restrictions on the uses or disclosures of their information, and request an accounting of disclosures of their information.
  • Patients may revoke authorization to use or disclose health information.
  • Patients may amend (add to or append information) on their health record.
  • Patients will be provided, to the degree know, complete information concerning their diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. When it is medically inadvisable to give such information to a patient, the information will be provided to a person designated by the patient or to a legally authorized person.
  • Patients shall be informed of any services fees that may include copying and mailing of requested records.
  • Patients have the right to refuse to participate in experimental research.
  • Patients are provided means for expressing concerns and suggestions to the Health Office.
  • Patients have the right to determine and select referrals to clinics/physicians.
  • Patients shall be informed of any changes in their rights and responsibilities.


  • Patients have the obligation to provide the full and accurate information needed by campus personnel in order to assure proper evaluation and care.
  • Patients have the obligation to ask questions and share concerns concerning their health condition and options to obtain treatment.
  • Patients must accept responsibility if they refuse medically recommended care.
  • Patients must abide by the University of Hawai`i and College's rules, regulations and policies.
  • Patients must assume financial obligations for services received by services rendered by the College as well as the transport & treatment performed elsewhere in order to treat their health condition.
  • Patient must respect the rights of other patients and Health Office and other Honolulu CC campus personnel assisting in the care of the patient. These may include and are not limited to the Health & Wellness Counselor and Security staff at Honolulu CC.