The American Hospital Association (AHA) has a document called The Patient Care Partnership that replaced the AHA’s Patients’ Bill of Rights. This brochure can help a person be a more active partner in his or her health care when in the hospital. (See the “To learn more” section below.)
In 2010, a new Patient’s Bill of Rights was created along with the Affordable Care Act. This bill of rights was designed to give new patient protections in dealing with health coverage by insurance companies.
The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution in the form of amendments. The chief purpose of the amendments was to protect the rights of individuals from the government's interference. They guarantee rights such as religious freedom, freedom of the press, and trial by jury to all American citizens.