Patient Bill of Rights
The following items are provided as informational guidance to consumers. This resource is provided as an educational tool to assist consumers to help themselves find quality professional neuropsychological services when needed. This “Patient Bill of Rights” is not a mandate set forth in law and cannot be enforced by any licensing board or other authority.
- Request and receive information about the neuropsychologist’s professional capabilities, including license status, education, training, experience, professional association membership, specialization and specific areas of competence.
- Verify the status of the neuropsychologist’s license with the Board of Psychology and receive information about any license discipline. http://dhmh.maryland.gov/psych
- Have a discussion with the neuropsychologist about fees, billing arrangements, and the nature and anticipated
- Be provided a safe environment, free from sexual, physical or emotional abuse, when in the care of a neuropsychologist.
- Ask questions about your services or neuropsychological
- Refuse to answer any question or disclose any information
- Request that the neuropsychologist inform you of your progress.
- Know if there are supervisors, consultants, students, registered psychological assistants or others with whom your neuropsychologist will discuss your case.
- Refuse or request electronic recording of your sessions.
- Request and (in most cases) receive a copy of your records, including the diagnosis, recommendations, and referrals
- Report unprofessional behavior by a neuropsychologist.
- Receive a second opinion at any time about your services or about your neuropsychologist’s methods.
- Receive referral names, addresses and telephone numbers in the event that your service needs to be transferred to someone else and to request that a copy or a summary of your records be sent to any therapist or agency you request.