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Your rights and responsibilities as a hospital patient

As one of the most advanced treatment hospitals in Japan, we provide you, as a patient at National Center for Global Health and Medicine, with the best care and service while respecting your dignity and autonomy. While you are in the hospital, your rights are protected as below:

  1. You have the right to receive considerate, compassionate, and safe care.
  2. You have the right to be well-informed about your illness and possible treatments.
  3. You have the right to consent to or refuse possible treatments and examination, as permitted by law.
  4. You have the right to receive a second opinion about your care by asking another doctor or different medical institution.
  5. You have the right to have security, personal privacy, and confidentiality of your information.
  6. You have the right to request disclosure of your medical records, except when restricted by law.

Please also acknowledge the following responsibilities and our expectations:

  1. You are responsible for providing information about your health, including past illnesses, hospital stays, and use of medicine.
  2. You are responsible for participating in your care actively by asking questions to your doctor, providing accurate information, and complying with medical advices by providers.
  3. You are expected to comply with our rules and regulations, including those that prohibit offensive, threatening, and/or abusive language or behavior, and the use of tobacco, alcohol, or illicit drugs or substances.
  4. You are responsible for your payment of all expenses related to the services you received.
  5. You might be asked to take part in our clinical research. You will be informed well in advance prior to consent and informed of any disadvantages that may occur to you, even if you refuse it.

In case you did not accept these responsibilities, neither any treatment nor service might be provided in our hospital.

Hospital Director
Center Hospital of the National Center for Global Health and Medicine