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Patient's Rights

 

PATIENT’S RIGHTS

As a patient, you should know your rights under the Mental Health Act 2001 and Mental Health Policy 2010 as follows:

  • Your right to know the reason for admission to the hospital

  • Your right to know the way of discharge, leaves or transfer to another hospital

  • Your right to know about your illness and treatment plans

  • Your right to know that all the information about yourself and your illness are private and confidential.

  • Your right for your privacy to be respected and protected

  • Your right to have an appropriate accommodation while in the hospital

  • Your rights to perform appropriate leisure activities

  • Your right to practice your gender identity

  • Your right to practice your religious belief

  • Your right to communicate with people outside the hospital

  • Your right to have a visitor

  • Your right to have a second psychiatrist opinion

  • Your right to obtain legal assistance

  • Your right to plead to the Hospital Director (Medical), Board of Visitors or the General Director of Health, Malaysia for release