Laurel Surgery & Endoscopy Center staff members take very seriously the protection of patient health information. We want you to know how we are legally permitted to use and/or disclose your health information and how you can gain access to the same.
We make effective communication between the patient and our staff a priority. To guide these interactions we have put together a summary of your rights and responsibilities.
To view our Patient Rights & Responsibilities Summary, click here.
Laurel Surgery & Endoscopy Center complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. We do not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
Laurel Surgery & Endoscopy Center, LLC complies with Federal Civil Rights laws that assure it will provide interpretation for individuals who are not proficient in English or who are deaf, hearing impaired, blind, visually impaired or who have impaired sensory, manual or speaking skills. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) have meaningful access and equal opportunity to participate in our services.
To view our Translation Services Policy, click here.
Advance directives are legal documents in which a patient directs healthcare personnel to allow another individual to act as the patient’s agent to make health-care decisions on their behalf and/or withhold treatments to keep them alive.
If you have executed an “Advance Health-Care Directive” such as an Individual Instruction or Power of Attorney for Health Care , provide the facility with a copy as well as contact information for persons named in the document prior to admission.
For information regarding Mississippi’s Advance Health-Care Directive options, visit this site.
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STATEMENT of LIMITATION REGARDING ADVANCE HEALTH-CARE DIRECTIVES
Mississippi Law requires this facility to notify patients and/or patient’s representative of its Statement of Limitation regarding Advance Directives. Our Statement of Limitation, which is based on conscience, is as follows:
LSEC will not honor non-resuscitative elements of an Advance Health-Care Directive. Instead, LSEC will always provide resuscitative and/or other stabilizing measures as indicated to a patient and transfer that patient to the hospital, in the event of deterioration. LSEC will provide emergency personnel with a copy of a patient’s Advance Health-Care Directive during the emergency transfer of care process.