Chapter 29 Project
Consumer Bill of Rights
1.The Right to Safety- Protects against products that are hazardous.
2.The right to Be Informed- Protects against grossly misleading practices and assures the receiving facts need to make an informed decision.
3.The Right to Choose-Access to a variety of quality products and services offered at competitive prices.
4.The Right to be Heard- Assures the representation of consumer interests in formulating government policy and fair and prompt treatment in enforcement of laws.
5.The Right to Redress- Assures that buyers have ways to register their dissatisfaction and receive compensation for valid complaints.
6.The Right to Consumer Education- Assures that consumers have the necessary assistance to plan and use their resources to maximum potential.
Patients' Bill of Rights
1.Information Disclosure- Patients have the right to receive accurate, easily understood information to make informed health care decisions.
2.Choice of providers- Patients have the right to chose their own doctors and their own 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.Respectful and Nondiscrimination- Consumers have the right to considerate, respectful care from all members of the health care system at all times.
6.Confidentiality- Consumers have the right to have the confidentiality of their individually identifiable health care information protected.
Consumer Protection Laws
2.Flammable Fabrics Act- Enabled the Consumer Product Safety Commission to set flammability standards for clothing, children's sleepwear, carpets, rugs, and mattresses.
3.National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act- Established national safety standards for automobiles and for new and used tires.
2. CPSC- protects consumers from unreasonable risk of injury or death from potential hazardous consumer products.
3. FDA- enforces laws and regulations preventing distribution of mislabeled foods, drugs, cosmetic and medical devices.