Introduction:

All healthcare professionals must identify themselves with their name and position to all patients they treat and those accompanying them
All healthcare professionals must wear an identification tag with their details and the medical facility's emblem


Patients are entitled to know the identity and position of anyone treating them.

  • Healthcare professionals must identify themselves verbally and by means of an identification tag.
  • If a treating medical professional does not identify him/herself, a complaint may be submitted to the hospital ombudsman or the health plan ombudsman.

Who is Eligible?

  • All patients receiving medical treatment.

How to Claim It?

  • Healthcare professionals must identify themselves verbally and by means of an identification tag:

Identification Tag

  • All healthcare professionals must wear an identification tag in a prominent place that has their name and the medical facility's emblem.
  • The identification tag must at least include the following details:
    • First and last name
    • National identification number (teudat zehut), facility employee number or some other identification number, with an indication of the type of identification number next to it
    • Profession/position
    • Up-to-date picture

Verbal Identification

  • All employees must identify themselves to the patient by name and position before beginning any treatment, care or procedure. For example, before surgery, the patient must be given the details of the doctor who will be performing the surgery.
  • Treating medical professionals must identify themselves verbally to patients who are unable to read the identification tag due to their medical condition, age, or any other reason. If necessary, treating medical professionals must identify themselves to patients' family members or representatives.

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