Patients’ Rights

Resources for Patients & Family Caregivers

Goals of Care Coalition of NJ strives to bring patients & family caregivers the latest information on patients’ rights.

All patients in NJ hospitals have certain rights related to medical care, transfers, medical records, discharge planning and other topics. Click here to see these rights as described by State of NJ Department of Health.

Everyone receiving home care services has certain rights enforced by the law. Click here to see the list of patient rights from the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC).

Some of the information presented from the links on this page were not developed by Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey. They are presented here with permission from the organizations that developed the content. Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey (New Jersey Goals of Care) is not responsible for updating or maintaining their content. Presentation of this content on the Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey website does not represent an endorsement of these organizations or websites.

4Step iCare Plan

An Individualized End of Life Care Plan

Our 4Step iCare Plan is a simple, 4-step approach that helps patients, families, and healthcare providers navigate through challenging medical decisions.
Learn more with our video series and helpful tools

The NJ POLST Form

A NJ POLST form will inform your healthcare providers about the types of medical treatment you’d like to receive.
Watch our video series about the NJ POLST
Learn more and download a NJ POLST form

Get Involved!

 As an agent of change. Join the Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey to help improve end of life care for patients and families.
As a supporter of our efforts. We depend on the generosity of our donors to provide critical information to patients and families—this information is provided at no cost when it’s needed most.

GOCC Resources:

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NJ POLST Form Videos and Documents
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NJ POLST Form Videos and Documents

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