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Patient rights

Your rights as a patient in the Student Health Centre and any other health care delivery system include:

  • The right to be treated with respect
  • The right to consent to any treatment
  • The right to refuse any treatment and the right to leave a health care agency against doctor's advice. The doctor and university will not be responsible should you choose either option
  • The right to ask for another doctor
  • The right to have clear explanation of medication and procedures
  • The right to privacy and confidentiality
  • The right to emergency care
  • The right, if incapacitated, for transport to hospitalization
  • The right to ask questions and get answers
  • The right to refuse to be/take part in experiment or research
  • The right to reasonable complaint
  • The right to have an advocate, of the patient's choice, accompany the patient through the treatment process

If you have any comments regarding the health centre or your treatment, email the Student Health Centre at