Unit 29 Project

Jose Muniz

The Consumer Bill of rights

  • The right to Safety: protection against products that are hazardous to life
  • The right to be informed; protection against fraudulent,deceitful, or grossly misleading practices and assurance to be informed
  • 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 assistance to plan and use their resorces to maximum potential

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 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 health care system ot all times
  • Confidentiality; Consumers have the right to have the confidentiality of their individuality identifiable health care information protected

Consumer Protection Laws

  • Children's Protection Laws; applies to hte online collection of personal information from children under 13
  • Child protection and toy safety act; bans the sale of toys and children articles that contain hazardous substance or pose electrical, mechanical, or thermal dangers
  • Care Label Act; gives instruction for cleaning, was and dry temperatures, and other care needed to preserve the product

Federal Agencies

  • CPSC; protects consumers from unreasonable risk of injury or death from potentially hazardous consumer products
  • FDA; The FDA enforces law and regulations preventing distribution of mislabeled, foods, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices
  • USPIS; is a federal law enforcement agency that investigates consumer problems pertaining to illegal use of the mail