Student Bill of Rights

Access to Care

  • Currently enrolled students at Centenary College of LA shall be accorded impartial access to treatment accommodations that are available or medially indicated, regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, religion, or source of payment of care.

Respect and Dignity

  • The student has the right to considerate, respectful care at all times and under all circumstances, with recognition of personal dignity.
  • The student has the right to be interviewed and examined in surroundings designed to assure reasonable visual and auditory privacy.
  • The student has the right to expect that any discussion or consultation involving his case will be conducted discreetiy, and that individuals not directly involved in their care will not be present without permission.
  • The student has the right to have medical records read only by individuals directly involved in his treatment, or the monitoring of its quality, and by other individuals only on written authorization or that of legally authorized representative.
  • The student has the right to expect all communications and other records pertaining to his care, including the source of payment for treatment, to be treated as confidential.


  • The student has the right to know the identity and professional status of individuals providing primary care. This includes the right to know of the existence of any professional relationship among individuals involved in treatment, as well as relationship to other health care or educational institutions involved care.
  • The student has the right to refuse participation in clinical training programs or in the gathering of data for research purposes.


  • The student has the right to obtain complete and current information concerning diagnosis, treatment, and any known prognosis in understandable terms.


  • When the student does not speak or understand the predominate language, the student will have access to an interpreter.


  • The student has the right to reasonable informed participation in decisions involving his or her health care. To the degree possible, this should be based on a clear, concise explanation of his condition and of risk factors, side effects, problems relate to recuperation, and probability of success.
  • The student has the right to be informed of medically significant alternatives for care or treatment. The student should not be subjected to any procedure without his voluntary, competent, and understanding consent.
  • The student has the right to know who is responsible for authorizing and performing the procedures/ treatments.
  • The student shall be informed if Health Services proposes to engage in or perform human experimentation or other research/educational projects affection his care or treatment, and has the right to refuse to participate in such activity.


  • The student, at his own request and expense, has the right to consult with a specialist.

Refusal of Treatment

  • The student may refuse treatment to the extent permitted by law.
  • When refusal of treatment by the student prevents the provision of appropriate care in accordance with ethical and professional standards, the relationship with the student may be terminated upon reasonable written notice.

Transfer and Continuity of Care

  • If competent, the student may not be transferred to another facility unless they have received a complete explanation of the need for transfer and of the alternatives to such a transfer, and unless the transfer is acceptable to the facility.
  • In life threatening situations a student may be transferred to an acute facility without consent.

Hospital Rules and Regulations

  • The student has a right to expect reasonable responses to reasonable requests.

Resolution of Disputes

  • The student has a right to expect resolution of disputes. A procedure for resolution is available upon request.