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Living areas explanation

This information is drafted as of December 15, 2011.
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 Rights and duties of patients
Rights of patients
Patients have the following rights pursuant to related laws.
① The right to the protection of health(Article 10 of the 「Framework Act on Health and Medical Services」)
② The right to know(Article 11 of the 「Framework Act on Health and Medical Services」)
③ The right to self-determination(Article 12 of the 「Framework Act on Health and Medical Services」)
④ The right to confidentiality(Article 13 of the 「Framework Act on Health and Medical Services」)
⑤ The right to emergency medical care(Article 3 and 4 of the「Emergency Medical Services Act」)
Duties of patients
Patients have the following duties pursuant to related laws.
① The duty to cover the cost of medical service afterthe medical examination(Article 14.(1) of the 「Framework Act on Health and Medical Services」)
② The duty to cooperate in medical practice(Article 14.(3) of the 「Framework Act on Health and Medical Services」)
③ The duty to notify emergency medical care institutions when discovering an emergency patient(Article 5.(1) of the「Emergency Medical Services Act」)
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