The Society for Patients Rights in Israel
The Society for Patients Rights in Israel is a volunteer organization that assists patients and their families secure their rights and receive services in the healthcare system, including health plans (kupot cholim), hospitals and other institutions.
The Society was founded in 1996 after the Knesset approved the Patient’s Rights Law. The Society for Patients Rights is a recognized non-profit organization (Non-profit registration No. 58-028416-4). The Society has no political or business affiliations and it maintains operational independence. The Society was established by men and women representing a variety of medical professions and public activists from the entire Israeli social spectrum. The Society is composed of many activists and members and it welcomes any individual above the age of 18 who would like to join.
Click here to view the Society’s charter.
The Society issues on-going activity reports; click here to view.
Ms. Adina Marks, Chaviva Avigai, Esq., Mr. Menachem Aviram, Prof. Marvin Gutsman, Prof. Eran Dolev, Ms. Hadas Hershemesh, Yitzchak Hoshen, Esq., Dr. Nili Tabak, Mr. Mordechai Cohen and Ms. Aviva Plaut.
Board of Directors
Ms. Adina Marks - Chairperson, Mr. Shmuel Ben Yaakov, Mr. Ilan Gilon, Dr. Dalia Zomer, Prof. Nili Tabak, Mr. Moshe Mizrachi, Ms. Techiah Manishevitz, Dr. Aviva Plaut, Ms. Netanya Reznick, Mr. Simcha Kenigsbuch, Prof. Menachem Feinrow, Prof. Tova Chachick
Haim Croitoru, Esq. – Legal Advisor
Itay Ben Yaakov – Website Manager
The Society’s Goals
To provide a voluntary organizational framework for individuals and families to whom the issue of patients’ rights is important.
To advance public awareness of the social rights of those receiving medical treatment.
To make information available to those providing and receiving medical care regarding different patients’ rights issues.
To provide an outlet for questions and public inquiries regarding the realization of rights according to the law.
To initiate research regarding patients’ rights, medical ethics and consumer health.
Courses of Actions
Organization of conferences, lectures, publication of monthly report on the Society’s activities, discussion groups and clubs for the general public and medical teams on topics related to patients’ rights and the relationship between those providing and receiving medical care.
Distribution of publications (available free of charge), including: “The 12 Principles of the Patient’s Rights Law” (available in Hebrew, English, Russian, Arabic and Amharic), "Important to Know about Informed Consent” (available in Hebrew and English), and “Power of Attorney and Guardianship for Medical Treatment”.
Lectures and workshops for Society members and activists about different issues regarding the Patient’s Rights Law and other laws connected to health and their impact on the health system in Israel.
Lobbying activity in the Knesset to advance and maintain patients’ rights in Israel.
Research on topics related to patients’ rights, including consumer health and medical ethics.
Establishment and management of a forum for achieving patients’ rights.
Management of a forum for obtaining patients’ rights on the STARMED and YNET websites.
Establishment of a Coalition of Healthcare Rights Organizations to discuss common patients’ rights topics.
Participation in the Health Parliament sponsored by the Ministry of Health.
Free legal aid for patients and their families provided by selected students from the College of Management, supervised by the Mazor Clinic.
Staffed stations to assist in hospitals (Sheba Hospital)
The Society operates a telephone hotline which is open to the public and is staffed by volunteers (a Russian-speaking volunteer is available on Thursdays). Anyone can call with questions, requests for consultations or complaints regarding infringement of patients’ rights.
Telephone: 03-602-2934 (24 hr. voicemail); Fax: 03-602-1878; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ораганизация по защите прав больного.работает открытая телефонная линияс воскресения до етверга 1000 до 1330, которая дает возможность обратиться с вопросом, жалобой или получить совет в случае нарушения прав больногов четверг (пятый день) возможно обратиться и получить ответ на русском языке. в другое время можно оставить сообщение на автоответчике, включенном 24 часа в сутки. Всегда рады помочь.
Click here to download the Society’s membership form.
Click here for the Society’s volunteer form.