Amputee Rights

• Receive clear, complete information about your surgery, medical care and therapy.
• Take part in decisions affecting your health and well-being.
• Be involved in developing your plan of care.
• Set goals for what you want to achieve.
• Set goals for your physical and emotional well-being.
• Set goals for preventing other health conditions that may result from your amputation, including further surgery.
• Receive support from a certified peer visitor.
• Be informed about funding for your healthcare including prosthetics and other devices.
• Be informed about returning to work and opportunities for recreation.
• Be informed about prosthetic and orthotic services, healthcare products and new technology.
• Select a qualified prosthetist and other healthcare providers.
• Ask for help when you are unhappy with healthcare products or the care you receive.

You have the responsibility to:

• Stay informed about healthcare products and services.
• Learn about healthcare products and services that are appropriate, safe and effective for you.
• Express concerns about quality of care, billing practices, and healthcare products or services.
• To freely choose your prosthetist, healthcare providers and your type/style of rehabilitation.