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Patient Rights

Sacagawea Health Center

Administrative Guidelines and Procedures

Sacagawea Health Center is responsible for assuring the rights that St.Helens School District students hold by virtue of guarantees offered underfederal and state constitutions and statutes. Among these rights and responsibilities are the following:
Right to freedom from discrimination in health and mental health services based on race, religion, sexual orientation, class, disability.

Right to quality, affordable health care regardless of their or their families’ ability to pay for services.

Right to free inquiry and expression; and the responsibility to observe reasonable rules regarding these rights.

Right to privacy: This right includes privacy in respect to the student’s medical records according to HIPPA and SHC’s Notice of Privacy Practices.

Right to self-consent: It is expected that adolescents who are entitled to consent for their own care and to confidentiality under Oregon State statutes will be notified of these rights when they become clients of the School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Program. The right to self consent applies to:

A minor 14 years or older may consent to mental health services

A minor 15 years or older may consent to all services.

Any minor may consent to reproductive and family planning services.

Such notification always will occur before any personal or family health history is taken or recorded. Conversely, any areas of mandated reporting, e.g. child abuse or threat of harm, where information must be disclosed will also be explained to them.

ORS 109-610—109.697