Ibogaine Patients’ Bill of Rights
This document was originally drafted by the late Howard Lotsof, ibogaine’s most outspoken advocate. The grievance procedure mentioned below is now facilitated by volunteers through the Global Ibogaine Therapist Alliance (GITA).
- The patient has the right to understand and use these rights. If for any reason you do not understand your rights or you need help in understanding your rights, the Ibogaine provider must make assistance available, including an interpreter.
- The patient has the right to receive treatment with Ibogaine and to be informed of the dose and form of ibogaine you will receive.
- The patient has the right to receive complete information about your diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
- The patient has the right to participate in all decisions about your treatment.
- The patient has the right to receive treatment without discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.
- The patient has the right to receive considerate and respectful care in a clean and safe environment free of unnecessary restraint.
- The patient has the right to be informed of the name and position of the provider who will be in charge of your Ibogaine therapy.
- The patient has the right to receive all the information that you need to give informed consent for any proposed procedure or treatment you will receive and the possible risks and benefits of the proposed procedure or treatment.
- The patient has the right to refuse to take part in research, including a full explanation sufficient to help you to decide whether or not to participate.
- The patient has the right to refuse treatment and be told what effect this may have on your health.
- The patient has the right to be informed of alternate therapies.
- The patient has the right to privacy while undergoing Ibogaine treatment and confidentiality of all information and records regarding your care.
- The patient has the right to review your treatment record without charge and obtain a copy of your treatment record for which your provider can charge a reasonable fee, with the understanding that you can not be denied a copy solely because you cannot afford to pay.
- The patient has the right to complain without fear of reprisals about the care and services you are receiving, and to have the provider respond to you.
- The patient has the right to file a Grievance Report and have a patient advocate intervene on your behalf.
Ibogaine Patients’ Responsibilities
- Patients are responsible for providing information about past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications, and other health-related matters.
- Patients are responsible for informing their treatment providers and other caregivers if they anticipate problems in following prescribed treatment.
- Patients must take responsibility for requesting additional information or clarification about their health status or treatment when they do not fully understand the current information or instructions.