Patient care activities must be conducted with an overriding concern for the patient and above all the recognition of his or her dignity as a human being.
Although no catalog of rights can provide a guarantee that the patient will receive the kind of treatment he or she has a right to expect, these patient rights are affirmed and actively incorporated into the care provided by us.
For patient safety reasons, Access Psych Meds will only prescribe non-stimulant/non-controlled substances for ADHD. When medically necessary, Access Psych Meds may provide education about the benefits of stimulants for patients with a confirmed diagnosis of ADHD, however, it is best to find a different provider who will prescribe this medication.
Even though all Nurse Practitioners are allowed to prescribe medications, Access Psych Meds will not prescribe opioids for chronic pain issues, nor benzodiazepines for severe panic disorder.
Note: Please find a different provider who will prescribe these medications.
Information may include but is not limited to his or her diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and medically significant alternatives for care or treatment that may be available.
When it is not medically advisable to share specific information with the patient, the information should be made available to an appropriate person on his or her behalf.
When medical alternatives are to be incorporated into the plan of care, the patient has the right to know the name and qualifications of the person responsible for the treatments.
Necessary information includes but is not limited to the specific medication, side effect, mechanism of action and the probable risks involved in any psychiatric treatment.
The mental health acuity level of the patient seeking out-patient psychiatry care from Access Psych Meds must be within the mild to moderate range.
Transfer to a higher level of care may be necessary for severe manic episodes, active psychosis, moderate to severe substance use disorders, active withdrawal from substances and suicidal ideation with an active plan and intent.
Those not directly involved in his or her care must have the permission of the patient to be present. All communications and records pertaining to the patient’s care will be treated as confidential.