Patient's Bill of Rights

The Patient’s Bill of Rights guarantees that all hospital patients—whether admitted, in the ER, or outpatient—will receive a copy of the Patient's Bill of Rights per state law. Below are links to each MHA member hospital’s patient bill of rights.

Information to file a grievance or a complaint about the hospital without the fear of retaliation is included in the hospital’s patient bill of rights page. In addition, you may contact the Maryland Department of Health, The Joint Commission, or the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights to file separate grievances.

Maryland Department of Health Office of Health Care Quality
7120 Samuel Morse Drive, Second Floor Columbia, MD 21046
410-402-8015, 877-402-8218 (toll-free), 800-735-2258 (TTY)
File a Complaint

The Joint Commission Office of Quality and Patient Safety
One Renaissance Blvd. Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
1-800-994-6610, Fax: 630-792-5636

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights
200 Independent Ave, S.W., Room 509F, HHH Building, Washington, DC 20201
800-368-1019 or 800-537-7697 (TDD)


Maryland Hospitals Patient's Bill of Rights

Adventist HealthCare and Member Hospitals
  • Adventist HealthCare Fort Washington Medical Center
  • Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation
  • Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
  • Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center

Ascension Saint Agnes
Atlantic General Hospital
Brook Lane
Calvert Health Medical Center
Children’s National Hospital
ChristianaCare, Union Hospital
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Salisbury
Frederick Health
Garrett Regional Medical Center
GBMC HealthCare System

Holy Cross Health and Member Hospitals
  • Holy Cross Germantown Hospital
  • Holy Cross Hospital
Johns Hopkins Medicine and Member Hospitals

Kennedy Krieger Institute

LifeBridge Health and Member Hospitals
  • Carroll Hospital
  • Grace Medical Center
  • Levindale
  • Northwest Hospital
  • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Luminis Health and Member Hospitals
  • Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center
MedStar Health (in Maryland)
  • MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
  • MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
  • MedStar Harbor Hospital
  • MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
  • MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
  • MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
  • MedStar Union Memorial Hospital


Mercy Medical Center
NIH Clinical Center
Sheppard Pratt
TidalHealth and Member Hospitals
  • TidalHealth McCready Pavilion
  • TidalHealth Peninsula Regional
University of Maryland Medical System

UPMC Western Maryland