The Patients’ Bill of Rights (PBoR) was launched by the Federal Government of Nigeria 1 August 2018.
The PBoR was developed by the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and the Federal Ministry of Health to protect consumers of health services in Nigeria. It aggregates the existing rights of patients in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), Consumer Protection Act, Child Rights Act, Freedom of Information Act, National Health Act, other regulations, and professional ethical codes such as the Hippocratic Oath.
The PBoR basically lists patients’ rights, patients’ responsibilities, and health provider’s responsibilities towards these rights. It makes the constitutional right to life more meaningful to everyone.