Chapter 29 Project

Andy Corea

Consumer Bill of Rights

  • The Right to Safety: protection against products that are hazardous to life or death
  • The Right to Be Informed: protection against fraudulent, deceitful, or grossly misleading practices and assurance of receiving facts necessary to make informed choices.
  • The Right to Choose: access to a variety of quality products and services offered at competitive prices.
  • The Right to be Heard: assurance of representation of consumer interests in formulating government policy and of fair and prompt treatment in enforcement of laws.
  • The Right to Redress: assurance that buyers have ways to register their dissatisfaction and receive compensation for valid complaints.
  • The Right to Consumer Education: assurance that consumers have the necessary to plan and use their resources to maximum potential.
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Patients' Bill of Rights

  • Information Disclosure: Patients have the right to receive accurate, easily understood information to make informed health care decisions.
  • Choice of Providers: patients have the right to choose their own doctors and other health care providers.
  • Access to Emergency Services: Patients have the right to access health care services how and where the need arises.
  • Treatment Decisions: Patients have the right to have the right to fully participate in all decisions related to their health care.
  • Respect and Nondiscrimination: Consumers have the right to considerate, respectful care from all members of the right to health care system at all times.
  • Confidentiality: Consumers have the right to have the confidentiality of their individually identifiable health care information protected.

Consumer Protection laws

  • Food and Drug and Cosmetic act: requires that foods be safe, pure, and wholesome; that drugs and medical devices be safe and effective
  • Flammable Fabrics Art: enabled the consumer product safety commission to set flammability standards for cloths, children's sleepwear, carpets, rugs, and mattresses
  • Meat Inspection Laws: requires poultry to be inspected for harmful contaminants
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Federal Agencies

  • USDA: (United States Department of Agriculture) helps to meet the various consumer needs regarding the food supply in this country
  • FCC: (Federal Communications Commission) regulates interstate and international communications by radio, Tv, wire, satellite, and cable.
  • CPSC: (Consumer Products Safety Commission) protects consumers from unreasonable risk of injury or death from potentially hazardous consumer products that a dangerous, arranges recalls, and researches potential hazards.
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