Unit 29 Project

Daniel Toscano

Consumer Bill of 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 assurance of receiving facts necessary to informed choices

3. The Right to Choose- access to variety of products offered at competitive prices

4. The Right to be Heard- assurance of representation of consumer interests in formulating government policies

5. The Right to Redress- assurance that buyers have ways to register 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 of Rights

1. Information Disclosure- Patients have the right to have accurate information of health decisions

2. Choice of Providers- Patients have the right to choose their own doctors

3. Access to Emergency Services- Patients have the right to access health care services

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 from all heath care

6. Confidentiality- Consumers have the right to have the confidentially if their individually identifiable health care information protected

Consumer Protection Laws

1. The Flammable Acts- safety to set flammability standards

for clothing, children sleepwear, carpets, rugs, and mattress

2. The Hazardous Substances Labeling laws- Requires that warning labels appear on all household products

3. The Fair Packaging and Labeling Act- requires products labels to contain accurate names, quantities, and weights

Federal Agencies

1. FDA-enforces laws and regulations preventing distribution of mislabeled foods, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices

2.CPSC- protects consumers from unreasonable risk of injury or death

3. FCC- regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.