Patient Bill of Rights

From the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.

The Clinical Center Patients’ Bill of Rights protects you when you volunteer to participate in clinical research as a patient or as a healthy subject. We believe that concern for every research volunteer is linked closely to the successful conduct of clinical research. The Clinical Center provides hospital facilities and professional care; you, the research participant, make it possible for us to observe health and disease and to measure response to treatment.

Your rights and safety are protected by procedures that provide an awareness of your medical choices, of any risks or benefits, and of possible consequences of participating in research. The list summarizes your rights as a research participant at the Clinical Center.

If you have questions about your rights, you may contact the Clinical Center patient representative at 301-496-2626.

Patients’ Bill of Rights in English

Patients’ Bill of Rights in Spanish