Patient Rights & Responsibilities

We are glad you chose Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital for your healthcare needs. Patient rights and responsibilities are guidelines that promote the dignity of each patient and contribute to the quality of patient care.

Advance Directives

You have the right to participate in making decisions about your own healthcare—everyone does. You need to be fully informed about any treatment of surgery suggested by your doctor so you can make the decision that is right for you. Sometimes you might not be able to make these key decisions because you are too sick or even unconscious. At these times, someone will make decisions for you. It is your right to appoint someone you trust to speak on your behalf when you are unable to do so.

Ethics Committee

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and all other patients and their families have access to the IU Health Ball Memorial Ethics Committee for Patient Care to review cases of ethical concern. To request a case review, you or your family should call the Ethics Committee at 765.747.3567. All referrals will be kept confidential. A representative from the committee is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Non-discrimination Policy

You will not be discriminated against on the basis of your race, ethnicity, culture, language, color, national origin, sex, age, mental or physician disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, socioeconomic status or source of payment.

View the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Non-discrimination Policy.

For more information, view our downloadable LGBT Brochure.