Patient rights and privacy

At Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, we want to be your family’s partner in raising healthier children. As part of that partnership, we want you to know about the rights and responsibilities you have when your child is in our care.

Please note that these materials are also available in a printed brochure format. To get a printed version of any of the documents mentioned below, contact the Family Resource Center at Children’s – Minneapolis or Children’s – St. Paul or 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 statement of patient rights and responsibilities (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 notice of privacy practices (PDF) describes how medical information about our patients may be used and how you can get access to this information. The statement also outlines your rights.

The statement also is available in the following languages:

Minnesota Health Care Bill of Rights

Copies of the Minnesota Patients’ Bill of Rights (Minnesota Statute 144.651) are available in the Family Resource Center and are posted throughout Children’s. Read the full statute: Minnesota Patients’ Bill of Rights (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 healthcare 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.” – from Minnesota Statute 144.651

Questions?

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 – Minnetonka: 952-930-8600

Minnesota Hospice Bill of Rights

Staff at Children’s hospice department can help answer your questions about the Minnesota Hospice Bill of Rights (Minnesota Statute 144A.751). Download the Hospice Bill of Rights (PDF).

Licensee information:
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
952-992-5700
2525 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Problems or complaints may be directed to:
Hospice patient care manager, Children’s Minnesota: 952-992-5700
Home care pharmacy manager, Children’s Minnesota: 612-813-7206

Minnesota Home Care Bill of Rights

Staff at Children’s home care and hospice department can help answer your questions about the Minnesota Home Care Bill of Rights (Minnesota Statute 144A.44). Download the Home Care Bill of Rights (PDF).

Licensee information:
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
952-992-5700
2525 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Problems or complaints may be directed to:
Home care patient care manager, Children’s Minnesota: 952-992-5700
Home care pharmacy manager, Children’s Minnesota: 612-813-7206