Pharmacy Patient's Bill of Rights
North Dakota pharmacies and pharmacists shall provide pharmaceutical care so that the patient has the following rights:
- To professional care provided in a competent and timely manner in accordance with accepted standards of pharmacy practice.
- To be treated with dignity, consistent with professional standards, regardless of manner of payment, race, sex, age, nationality, religion, disability, or other discriminatory factors.
- To pharmaceutical care decisions made in the patientís best interest in cooperation with the patientís physician.
- To have the pharmacist serve as one of the patientís advocates for appropriate drug therapy and to make reasonable efforts to recommend alternative choices in cooperation with the patientís physician.
- To have the patientís pharmaceutical records maintained in an accurate and confidential manner and used routinely to maximize the patientís pharmaceutical care.
- To receive health care information and to review the patientís records upon request.
- To receive patient counseling, using the methods appropriate to the patientís physical, psychosocial, and intellectual status.
- To have the patientís prescriptions dispensed and pharmacy services provided at a pharmacy of the patientís choice in an atmosphere that allows for confidential communication.
- To have the patientís drug therapy monitored for safety and efficacy and to make reasonable efforts to detect and prevent drug allergies, adverse reactions, or contraindications.
- To have the patientís drug therapy monitored for reactions, or contraindications.
- To monitor the patientís compliance and proper drug use and to institute remedial interventions when necessary.
- To have the pharmacy patientís bill of rights posted in a prominent place within the pharmacy readily visible to the patient.