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3.05 Protective Services

3.05 Protective Services - Departments & Programs, UW Hospital and Clinics, Compliance, Code of Conduct/Ethics, Other Ethical Issues


  1. UWHC supports the patient’s right to access protective services. Hospital staff members contact Social Work or another member of the Coordinated Care/Case Management Department when services such as guardianship, conservatorship, advocacy or child or adult protective services are needed. As indicated, the staff involves external agencies to provide an independent assessment to be sure the patient’s best interests are of primary concern.
  2. At the time of admission patients are provided a list of their Rights and Responsibilities. The document informs patients of their right to file a complaint with the state survey and certification agency.