Patient Rights & Responsibilities
Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Georgia State University’s Student Health Clinic recognizes the importance of basic rights of all patients. At the same time, Georgia State University’s Student Health Clinic has the right to expect reasonable and responsible behavior on the part of patients, their relatives and friends. The following rights and responsibilities of patients are, therefore, considered reasonable and Georgia State University Student Health Clinic will endeavor to protect the same.
All medical records at the Georgia State University Student Health Clinic are strictly confidential. Information about a student’s care will be released only with the student’s written permission.
All Georgia State University Student Health Clinic staff and employees adhere to established ethical principles and codes of professional practice, including patient confidentiality.
All information concerning students’ visits to Georgia State University’s Student Health Clinic, including their identity, reason for visit, diagnosis, treatments, and billing information is considered confidential information.
The one exception to this is a life-threatening situation where a student is so ill they are unable to give consent.
Confidentiality and Students
Students at Georgia State University can be assured that their medical records are strictly confidential. Their medical records are not available to anyone, including parents, professors and friends. Although a high degree of confidentiality may be a concern to parents seeking information, students’ medical information is released only with their written consent.