Right to Privacy

State and federal laws have explicit provisions to protect an individual’s right to privacy.

"Every patient treated in any facility for treatment of persons with a mental illness shall receive humane and dignified treatment at all times, with full respect for his personal dignity and right to privacy" (C.G.S. 17a-542).

Federal regulations governing hospitals that participate in Medicare and Medicaid specify that:
“The patient has the right to personal privacy.”