Patient Rights

As a patient, you have the right to:

  • Considerate, respectful care at all times in a safe setting and under all circumstances with recognition of your personal dignity.

  • Personal and informational privacy.

  • Be free from all forms of abuse and harassment acts of discrimination or reprisal.

  • Confidentiality of records and disclosures.  Except when required by law, you have the right to approve or refuse the release of records.

  • Information concerning your diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and prognosis, to the degree known.  When it is medically inadvisable to give such information to a patient, the information is provided to a person designated by the patient or to a legally authorized person.

  • The opportunity to participate in decisions involving your healthcare, except when such participation is contraindicated for medical reasons.

  • Competent, caring healthcare providers who act as your advocates.

  • Know the identity and professional status of individuals providing service.

  • Adequate education regarding self-care at home written in language you can understand.

  • Be fully informed about a treatment or procedure and the expected outcome before it is performed.

  • Make informed decisions about medical care, including the right to accept or refuse medical or surgical treatment.

  • Expect that when the need arises, reasonable attempts will be made for health care professionals and other staff to communicate in a language or manner primarily used by you.

  • Information concerning the surgery center’s policy on any advanced medical directives.

  • Be provided with verbal and written notice of the patients rights in advance of the date of the procedure.

  • Information regarding the services which are available at this organization.

  • Change your provider if other qualified providers are available.

  • Appropriate information regarding the absence of malpractice insurance coverage.

  • Exercise your rights and obtain impartial access to treatment regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, handicap, or disability.

  • Be informed regarding fee for service, payment policies and receive an itemized bill for all services.

  • Report any suggestions, complaints, or grievances concerning the quality of services provided to you (or failed to be provided) during the time spent at the facility and receive a follow-up on your comments.

  • Know that Marc Wladis, MD and Scott Corin, MD are the owners of Advanced Eye Surgery Center, LLC.

  • Refuse to participate in an experimental research.

  • If the patient is incompetent under applicable State health and safety laws:  Have the person appointed to you under State law exercise your rights and act on your behalf.

  • If the patient is not incompetent:  Any legal representative designated by the patient in accordance with the State law can exercise your rights to the extent allowed by State law.

  • All patients in life threatening situations will have life sustained at this facility and be transferred to:  St. Luke’s Hospital

101 Page Street

New Bedford, MA 02740

  • File a complaint without retaliation from the surgery center or any of the agencies listed below:

    • June Jackson, ASC Administrator

500 Faunce Corner Road, Suite 180

No. Dartmouth, MA  02747


  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health

250 Washington Street

Boston, MA  02108


  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

7500 Security Boulevard

Baltimore, MD  21244