Demand Compensation if Hospital Rejects You

Monday, 02 OCtober 2017 , 15:00:00 WIB - Legal Tips

A Jakarta Health Officer worker is seen giving a warning letter to Rumah Sakit Mitra Keluarga hospital. (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – You may have heard about Baby Tiara Debora, who needed to be treated at the PICU (pediatric intensive care unit), but eventually died after the hospital rejected her. The hospital has received administrative sanctions from the Jakarta Health Office.

In general, obtaining or refusing some or all medical treatments offered by a hospital, after receiving and understanding the provided information on the intended medical treatments comprehensively, is the rights of everyone, according to Article 56 Paragraph (1) of Law No.36/2009 on Health.

In the case the patient decides to accept and undergo the medical treatment after reading and understanding the provided information, the hospital must give the treatment and work so that the patient is well served.

If the hospital refuses to provide the treatment, the patient has rights to demand compensation from the hospital. Article 58 Paragraph (1) of Law No.36/2009 on Health stipulates:

Every person shall have the right to claim compensation against a person, health worker and/or health provider who incurs losses due to errors or careless acts in health services he or she received.