Patient Safety, Rights and Privacy

Your rights and responsibilities as a Scripps patient

Protecting patient rights

As a patient, you have rights regarding the care you receive and we want you to be involved. Knowing your rights can help you make better decisions about your care. If you have any questions, problems, safety concerns or unmet needs, please notify a member of our staff.

Como paciente, usted tiene derechos respecto a la atención médica que recibe y deseamos que se involucre. Conocer sus derechos puede ayudarle a tomar mejores decisiones sobre su atención. Si tiene preguntas, problemas, preocupaciones sobre seguridad ó si no se le ha atendido alguna necesidad, por favor infórmele a nuestro personal.

Taking patient care and safety seriously

During your hospital stay, Scripps wants to meet your expectations, keep you safe and make you comfortable. Learn how patients and providers can partner to accomplish those goals in the following publications:

En Español:

Interpreter services

Language assistance and interpreters are free of charge and available 24 hours a day. Ask a staff member if you need any assistance.

Se ofrece apoyo lingüístico e intérpretes sin ningún costo las 24 horas del día. Pida assisténcia a nuestro personal si necesita ayuda.

Physician aid in dying

The following policy about California’s End of Life Option Act (EOLA) is provided to help our patients and their loved ones understand this law and to establish Scripps Health’s participation.

Privacy of information

Scripps also respects your right to privacy, prioritizing the safeguard of your personal health information. Read the Notice of Privacy Practices to learn more about how Scripps protects your confidential medical information.

Notice to consumers


Medical doctors are licensed and regulated by the Medical Board of California. To check up on a license or to file a complaint go to, email:, or call 800-633-2322.

Osteopathic physicians and surgeons (D.O.) are licensed and regulated by the Osteopathic Medical Board of California. For more information, call 916-928-8390 or go to To check the status of your physician and surgeon D.O. license online, go to To file a complaint against the physician and surgeon D.O., complete the online complaint form on the Osteopathic Medical Board of California website or email:

Physician assistants are licensed and regulated by the Physician Assistant Committee. For more information, call 916-561-8780 or go to

Nurse Practitioners (NP), Nurse Midwives (NMW) and Nurse Anesthetist (NA) are licensed and regulated by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) of California. For more information, call 916-322-3350 or go to

For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here. The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public. CMS Open Payment database can be found at