Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Patient’s Rights

You have the right to….

  • Be treated with courtesy and respect
  • Privacy of your InformedDNA electronic health record and individually-identifiable health information InformedDNA Privacy Policy
  • Informed consent so that you understand the risks and benefits of genetic testing
  • Obtain the contents of your InformedDNA electronic health record, including all recommendations shared with you and your physician
  • Have your questions answered
  • Refuse to take part in research studies
  • Have an interpreter or other assistance, as needed and available, when there is a language, communication or hearing barrier
  • Freely discuss with your genetic counselor any family, medical, or genetic testing information; we do not disclose any identified patient information to health plans
  • Inquire about State and Federal genetic nondiscrimination laws, such as GINA.
  • Register complaints

Patient’s Responsibilities

We ask that you…

  • Be respectful to Patient Care Coordinators and Genetic Counselors and ask questions if you don’t understand something
  • Give a complete and accurate personal and family health history and let us know parts that may not be fully accurate
  • Keep scheduled appointments or notify us at least 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel or reschedule
  • Make arrangements to take your appointment in a quiet setting that is free of distractions, preferrably on a land line (not a cell phone)
  • Meet financial obligations
  • Report fraud or other wrongdoing