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1. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO FREE HEALTH CARE

This means that you have the right to:
• equal access to health care services financed from public funds,
• health care benefits at the same level as any other person,
• immediate medical attention, without a referral if your life or health is endangered,
• a doctor can refuse to consult another doctor if deems such need unnecessary. In this situation, your request and the denial of a doctor should be recorded in the medical records, to which you have access. This also applies to health services provided by a nurse or midwife.

2. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR HEALTH

This means that:

• if you are 16 years old or above, you are entitled to comprehensible information about your state of health, and methods of diagnosis and treatment,
• your doctor should explain all details concerning treatment and medicines; doctor should inform about all circumstances of applied treatment and medicines,
• you have a right to be informed about services subjected to payments – this should be clearly stated by the doctor,
• you are entitled to obtain from the nurse or midwife information about the care and treatment of nursing,
• you can ask all your concerns and until the information reported is for you to understand.
Remember that you can decide to whom and what information about your health may be transferred. You can agree on providing this information to others (family, friends, the media), you can also do not authorize this one.

3. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION CONCERNING YOUR PERSON

It means that:
• you have the right to security of your personal data and the maintenance of secret information about you in connection with receiving health services,
• information must be treated as confidential and not be revealed to unauthorized persons, even after your death,
• persons pursuing a medical profession are obliged to reveal this information when the medical secrecy can cause danger to life and health of you and others.

4. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AGREE ON GRANTING HEALTH SERVICES

It means that:

• if you are 16 years old or above, after receiving the doctor comprehensive and comprehensible information about your health, you have the right to decide whether you wish to continue treatment or not.
• you may decide whether you wish to stay in hospital or not, this concerns also all other examinations and treatments. Consent may be oral, written or expressed through behavior that leaves no doubts about the decision,
• written consent is required in the case of surgery or the use of methods of treatment or diagnosis of posing an increased risk of having an impact on your health or your life,
• if you are 16 - 18 years old and you do not agree on receiving health services and your legal representative (e.g. parents) do not agree with your will, the decision making in this case id given by guardianship court.

5. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS CONCERNING YOUR HEALTH AND ALL HEALTH SERVICES RECEIVED

It means that:
• hospital, clinic, private clinic is obliged to share your medical records with you, your legal representative or a person authorized. After your death, any person authorized by you in person will have the access to your medical record.

6. HAVE YOUR RIGHT TO RESPECT FOR PRIVACY AND FAMILY LIFE

It means that:

• you have the right to personal, telephone or correspondence contact with other persons,
• you are entitled to the right to refuse such contact. The facility does not in any way hinder you in contact, and should determine the time and place of the meetings and the possibility of telephone or mail contact.

7. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO PASTORAL CARE

It means that:

• if your health deteriorates or if your life is in danger, hospital, nursing facility, rehabilitation facility, etc. is required to allow you contact your priest. Costs related to the implementation of this law shall be borne by healthcare entity.

8. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPLY AGAINST THE OPINIONS OR DECISIONS OF DOCTOR

It means that:

• you have the right (or on behalf of your legal representative) to oppose the opinion or judgment of a doctor, if the opinion affects your rights or obligations arising from the provisions of the law

9. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS

This means that if your rights have been violated, you may contact:

  • Patient Ombudsman (Service Patient Ombudsman);
  • manager of the healthcare entity;
  • in the case of independent public health care or medical entities operating in the form of a budget unit - a public council or establishing entity;
  • local medical profession associations:
    • Regional Medical Chamber,
    • Local Chambers of Nurses and Midwives,
    • Local Chamber of Pharmacists,
    • National Chamber of Laboratory Diagnosticians;
  • the ordinary courts (civil) in order to compensate for the damage suffered and compensation for non-pecuniary damage, as well as the insurance company with which the institution or person providing health services has signed a liability contract insurance;
  • aw enforcement - in case of suspicion of committing a crime;
  • Ombudsman.


After exhausting all of the possible proceedings before the Polish judicial authorities you can make a complaint to the Human Rights Committee, acting in cooperation with the United Nations or the European Court of Human Rights.
 
YOUR RIGHTS IN A CLINIC, HEALTH CENTER, SURGERY, PHARMACY

1. You have a right to free health care services
2. You have a right to dignity and privacy
3. You have a right to comprehensive information about your health condition
4. You have a right to confidentiality of your information
5. You have a right to consent to granting health services
6. You have a right to access medical records concerning your health and the health services provided
7. You have a right to respect for your privacy and family life
8. You have a right to pastoral care
9. You have a right to object to the opinion or judgment of a doctor
 
SOURCES AND USEFUL LINKS:

1. Ministerstwo Health 
2. National Health Fund 
3. Information for Patients
4. Portal migrant.info.pl 
5. Ubezpieczenia online 
6. Portal information about eWUŚ system 

 

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Projekt ‘MIEJSKI SYSTEM INFORMACYJNY I AKTYWIZACYJNY DLA MIGRANTÓW’ jest współfinansowany z Programu Krajowego Funduszu Azylu, Migracji i Integracji oraz budżetu państwa. Wyłączna odpowiedzialność spoczywa na autorze. Komisja Europejska nie ponosi odpowiedzialności za sposób wykorzystania udostępnionych informacji.

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