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Under federal law, patients have rights. A copy of the rights is included in our article about your rights in a hospital

Most hospitals give you a copy of your rights when you check in.

The patient's Bill of Rights is also generally posted on a wall on each floor housing patients. The Bill is usually in poster form making it easy to read and use. 

You can also ask for a copy of the Patient's Bill of Rights from any nurse on your floor, or the admitting office.

NOTE: If you want spiritual care, ask for it. Accredited hospitals provide it. (The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations requires that all hospitalized patients get spiritual care if they request it.) 

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