Chapter 29 Project

Alyssa Vanderhoff

Consumer Bill of Rights!

  • Proposed by President John F. Kennedy in 1962
  • Was latter expanded by Nixon and Ford.
  1. The right to safety: Protection from products that can be dangerous to a persons life of health
  2. The Right to Be Informed: protection against fake practices and assurance of receiving needed facts necessary to make smart choices
  3. The Right to Choose: You get a variety of different products and services offered at competitive prices
  4. The Right to Be Heard: assurance of representation of consumer interests in formulating gov. policy and fair and prompt treatment in enforcement of laws
  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 Edu.:assurance that consumers have the necessary assistance to plan and use their resources to the max

Patients' Bill of Rights!

  • Adopted by the President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry in 1998
  • More added in 2001
  1. Information Disclosure: Patients have the right to receive accurate, easily understood info to make informed health care decisions
  2. Choice of Providers: The right to choose their own doctors and other health care providers.
  3. Access to Emergency Services: 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 : The right considerate, respectful care from all members of the health care systems at all times.
  6. Confidentiality: The right to have confidentiality of their individually identifiable health care info protected.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

  • CPSC - Protects consumers from unreasonable risk of injury or death from potentially hazardous consumer products.

Federal Communications Commission

  • FCC - Regulates interstate and international communications by radio, TV, wire, satellite, and cable.

Federal Aviation Administration

  • FAA - Controls air traffic and certifies aircraft, airports, pilots, and other personnel.
  • Writes and enforces air safety regulations and air traffic procedures.