Patient Rights & Children's Privacy Practices

Please note that these materials are also available in a printed brochure format. Inquire with the Family Resource Center at Children's Minneapolis or Children's - St. Paul, or with a member of your care team.

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

We want to make sure you are aware of and understand your rights and responsibilities. See our online statement of patient rights (also available as a printer-friendly PDF) It has important information on your responsibilities, how to address concerns you may have, pain management, patient safety and health care directives.


Children's Medical Information Privacy Practices

Our online statement (PDF) describes how medical information about our patients may be used and how you can get access to this information. The statement also delineates your rights.

The statement also is available in Hmong (PDF), Somali (PDF) and Spanish (PDF) languages.


Patients' Bill of Rights

Minnesota Statute 144.651

A Patient's Bill of Rights is available online here (PDF).

It is the intent of the Legislature and the purpose of this statement to promote the interests and well-being of the patients of health care facilities. It is the intent of this section that every patient's civil and religious liberties, including the right to independent personal decisions and knowledge of available choices, shall not be infringed and that the facility shall encourage and assist in the fullest possible exercise of these rights.

The family relations liaisons at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota can help answer your questions about the Minnesota Patients' Bill of Rights.

Contact them at:

Children's – Minneapolis: (612) 813-7393

Children's - St. Paul: (651) 220-6888

Children's West: Please call the director at (952) 930-8600


Hospice Bill of Rights

Minnesota Statute 144A.751

A Hospice Bill of Rights is available online here (PDF).

Staff at Children's Hospice department can help answer your questions about the MinnesotaHospice Bill of Rights.

Licensee information:

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

(612) 813-6246

2525 Chicago Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Problems or complaints may be directed to:

Hospice Patient Care Manager, Children's of Minnesota: (612) 813-6246

Home Care Pharmacy Manager, Children's of Minnesota: (612) 813-7206


Home Care Bill of Rights

Minnesota Statute 144A.44

A Home Care Bill of Rights is available online here (PDF).

Staff at Children's Home Care and Hospice department can help answer your questions about the Minnesota Home Care Bill of Rights.

Licensee information:

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

(612) 813-6246

2525 Chicago Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Problems or complaints may be directed to:

Home Care Patient Care Manager, Children's of Minnesota: (612) 813-6246

Home Care Pharmacy Manager, Children's of Minnesota: (612) 813-7206