Chapter 29 project

Charles Mathes

Consumer bill of rights

One of the most important steps in the direction of consumer protection was the adoption of the consumers Bill of Rights. The law was proposed by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 and later was expanded by Presidents Nixon and Ford. It outlines the following rights:

1. The Right to Safety:protection against products that are hazardous to life or health.

2. The Right to Be Informed:protection against fraudulent, deceitful, or grossly misleading practices and assurance of receiving facts necessary to make informed choices.

3.The Right to Choose: access to a variety of quality products and services offered at competitive prices.

4. The Right to be Heard:assurance of representation of consumers interests in formulating government policy and of fair and prompt treatment in enforcement of laws.

5. the Right top Redress assurance that buyers have ways to resister their dissatisfaction and receive compensation for valid complaints.

6. The Right to Consumer Education: assurance that consumers have the necessary assistance to plan and use their resources to maximum potential.

Patient's Bill

1.Information Disclosure: Patients have the right to receive accurate, easily understood information.

2.Choice of Providers: Patients have the right to choose their own doctors and other health care providers.

3.Access to Emergency services: Patients have the right to access health care services how and where the need arises.

4.Treatment Decisions: Patients have the right to fully participate in all decisions related to their health care.

5.Respect and Nondiscrimination:Consumers have the right to considerate respectful care.

6.confidentiality: Consumers have the right to have the confidentially of the individually health.

3 Consumers Protection Laws

1.The Flammable Act: Enabled the consumers product safety commission to set flammability standards for clothes.

2.Hazardous Substances Labeling Act: Requires that a warning labels appear on all household items products.

3.Meat Inspection Laws: Requires poultry to be inspected for harmful contaminants.

3 Federal Agencies

1.USDA: there are a number of agencies that exists to meet various consumers needs needs regarding the food supply.

2.FCC: Regulates interstate and international communications by radio.

3.FDA: Enforces laws and regulations preventing distribution of mislabeled foods.