Patient Rights

Patient Privacy

At University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital all patient information is confidential. We carefully follow the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which requires hospitals to:

  • Ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all electronic protected health information (EPHI) the covered entity creates, receives, maintains or transmits;
  • Protect against any reasonably anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of such information;
  • Protect against any reasonably anticipated uses or disclosures of such information that are not permitted or required by the privacy rule; and
  • Ensure compliance by its workforce.

For HIPAA information, speak with your nurse, or call the Patient Care Advocate office, ext. 47502 or 216-844-7502 from outside the hospital

Advance Care Planning

Do you know what health care treatments you would and would not want if you could not speak for yourself? Learn more about sharing your wishes and making health care decisions.

Patient Rights & Responsibilities

All patients have basic individual rights and responsibilities; and, as such, UH will endeavor to support and respect the basic human dignity of each patient as well as the civil, constitutional and statutory rights of each patient. Learn more about patient's rights and responsibilities.