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Know Your Rights as  a  Patient   As a patient, you are entitled to  certain rights within the healthcare system. These rights stem from the ethical practice of medicine and basic human rights.  Below are some of the rights you  should keep in mind  as a patient.    The Right  t o  B e  T reated  w ith  R espect Regardless of a patient’s  age, religion, race, financial status, or health challenges.  All patients should expect to be treated with respect and without discrimination .   The Right to Obtain Your Medical Records ​ Having access to your medical records can help you make the most informed decision about your healthcare.  Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) . Patients have the right to access their medical record , apart from psychotherapy notes   ( Your medical records ,  2020) .  A p atient may also designate a personal representative access to their medical record.  Your provider may charge for copying your medical records, but they