For more information about patient rights, responsibilities and advance directives please visit Lifespan's ethics site.
Rhode Island Hospital recognizes the rights of each of our patients. State laws have been established to ensure that your rights are respected. Below is an easy-to-understand interpretation of the law. It is also our promise to you.
If you have a concern, or if you believe your rights have been violated, you may make a complaint through the hospital’s complaint procedure. Please call Patient and Guest Services at 401-444-5817, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. After hours, please call the operator at 401-444-4000 and ask for the on-site administrator.
You may also contact the Rhode Island Department of Health at 401-222-5200, or The Joint Commission (hospital accreditation) at 1-800-994-6610.