Patient Responsibilities

Patient Responsibilities

  1. You have the responsibility to provide, to the best of your knowledge, accurate and complete information about present complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications, perceived risks in your care and other matters relating to your health. You have the responsibility to report unexpected changes in your condition to the responsible practitioner. You are responsible for making it known whether you clearly comprehend a contemplated course of action and what is expected of you.
  2. You are responsible for following the care, service or treatment plans developed for you and recommended by the practitioner primarily responsible for your care. This may include following instructions of nurses and allied health personnel as they carry out the coordinated plan of care and implement the responsible practitioner's orders and as they enforce the applicable hospital rules and regulations. You are responsible for keeping appointments and, when you are unable to do so for any reason, for notifying the responsible practitioner or the hospital.
  3. You are responsible for the outcome if you refuse treatment or do not follow the care, service or treatment plans developed for you.
  4. You are responsible for assuring that the financial obligations of your healthcare are fulfilled as promptly as possible.
  5. You are responsible for following hospital rules and regulations affecting your care and conduct.
  6. You are responsible for being considerate of the rights of other patients, hospital personnel and property and for assisting in the control of noise, smoking and the number of visitors. You are responsible for being respectful of the property of other persons and of the hospital.