(215 ILCS 134/5)
Health care patient rights.
(a) The General Assembly finds that:
(1) A patient has the right to care consistent with
professional standards of practice to assure quality nursing and medical practices, to choose the participating physician responsible for coordinating his or her care, to receive information concerning his or her condition and proposed treatment, to refuse any treatment to the extent permitted by law, and to privacy and confidentiality of records except as otherwise provided by law.
(2) A patient has the right, regardless of source of
payment, to examine and to receive a reasonable explanation of his or her total bill for health care services rendered by his or her physician or other health care provider, including the itemized charges for specific health care services received. A physician or other health care provider has responsibility only for a reasonable explanation of those specific health care services provided by the health care provider.
(3) A patient has the right to timely prior notice of
the termination whenever a health care plan cancels or refuses to renew an enrollee's participation in the plan.
(4) A patient has the right to privacy and
confidentiality in health care. This right may be expressly waived in writing by the patient or the patient's guardian.
(5) An individual has the right to purchase any
health care services with that individual's own funds.
(b) Nothing in this Section shall preclude the health care plan from
sharing information for
plan quality assessment and improvement purposes as required by Section 80.
(Source: P.A. 91-617, eff. 1-1-00.)