Patients have the right to receive proper healthcare services for the protection and promotion of their health and to not have their rights to healthcare be violated due to gender, age, religion, socioeconomic status, etc. Medical professionals may not refuse medical treatment without any justifiable reason.
Patients have the right to inquire about and receive sufficient explanations from their attending doctors, nurses, etc. regarding the disease condition, treatment methods, eligibility for medical research, eligibility for organ transplantation, adverse effects, and other expected results as well as the medical expense and to make their own decisions on whether to provide their consent or not.
Patients have the right to not have their privacy violated or have their physical and health information divulged. Medical professionals and institutions may not divulge or announce any confidential information concerning any of their patients, unless otherwise prescribed by law (for criminal investigations, for example) or consent has been received from the patient in question.
Patients have the right to request consultation and/or mediation from the Korea Medical Dispute Mediation & Arbitration Agency in the event of a dispute over medical services.
Patients have the responsibility to provide the medical staff with accurate information regarding their health and to trust and respect the treatment plan of the medical personnel.
Patients must reveal their identity prior to receiving healthcare and must not receive healthcare in any dishonest or unlawful ways such as using someone else’s name.
Patients have the responsibility to comply with the hospital regulations, to respect the staff and other patients, and to fulfill the financial obligations agreed upon with the hospital