Pediatric Bill of Rights

The Pediatric Bill of Rights was developed by the Association for the Care of Children's Health (ACCH) to inform children and their parents what rights they can expect to have while in the hospital.

Although ACCH is no longer an active organization, their original mission was to ensure that all aspects of children's healthy care are family-centered, psychosocially sound, and developmentally appropriate. ACCH believes that health care systems and practices are most effective when they are planned, coordinated, delivered, and evaluated through meaningful collaboration between families and professionals of all disciplines. The Pediatric Bill of Rights, reproduced here from the second edition, copyrighted in 1996, reflects the philosophy and values of ACCH.

For your reference, the full text of the Pediatric Bill of Rights is available here.

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