Patient Rights

Your Responsibilities as a Patient

  • To provide the center with a complete medical history, present complaints and other matters relating to your health.
  • To ask questions if directions, procedures or other information are not understood.
  • To follow the plan of treatment and instructions recommended by your physician and other professionals responsible for your care.
  • To accept consequences of your actions if you fail to follow the plan of treatment.
  • To show respect and consideration for other patients, families, and visitors of Central Wyoming Neurosurgery as well as the doctors and staff of Central Wyoming Neurosurgery.

Patient Bill of Rights
In recognition of the responsibility of the facility in the rendering of patient care, these rights are affirmed in the policies and procedures of Central Wyoming Neurosurgery.

  • To receive services without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, handicap, national origin or sponsor.
  • To be provided reasonable physical access.
  • To be provided a secure environment for self and property.
  • To be treated with respect, consideration and dignity.
  • To expect physicians and staff to respect your privacy and keep all information pertaining to your care confidential.
  • To expect that all disclosures and records are treated confidentially, except when required by law, and to be given the right to approve or refuse their release.
  • To receive information from your physician regarding diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. When it is medically inadvisable to give such information to the patient, the information is provided to a person designated by the patient to be a legally authorized person.
  • To be given the opportunity to participate in decisions involving your care, except when participation is contraindicated for medical reasons.
  • To know by name and position, the person caring for you. Physicians and staff will introduce themselves and wear identification badges.
  • To receive from your physician, the information necessary to give informed consent prior to the start of any procedure and/or treatment, except in emergencies.
  • To be believed if you say you have pain.
  • To have your pain managed as individually and effectively as possible.

"Right from the start, Dr. Kopitnik said WE are going to be just fine. He took his time and talked not just to me but to my family as well. He never made me feel like just another patient. He is my angel and he saved my life. The surgery was my choice and I wouldn't have picked anyone else to perform the operation. Both Dr. Kopitnik and his assistant Gina Duel hold a very special place in my heart and I owe them my life. Everyone at Mountain View Regional Hospital made me and my family feel very special."

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