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VA Patients Rights: Information Disclosure and Confidentiality


The VA has outlined basic patient rights and responsibilities. Talk with your VA treatment team members or a patient advocate if you have any questions.

Information Disclosure and Confidentiality

  • You will be given information about the health benefits you can receive. The information will be provided in a way you can understand.
  • You will receive information about the costs of your care, if any, before you are treated. You are responsible for paying your portion of any costs associated with your care.
  • Your medical record will be kept confidential. Information about you will not be released without your consent unless authorized by law (an example of this is State public health reporting). You have the right to information in your medical record and may request a copy of your medical records. This will be provided except in rare situations when your VA physician feels the information will be harmful to you. In that case, you have the right to have this discussed with you by your VA provider.
  • You will be informed of all outcomes of care, including any potential injuries. You will be informed about how to request compensation for any injuries.

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