Just as we have responsibilities to you as a patient, you have responsibilities to your hospital and health care providers.
has the responsibility to actively participate in decisions regarding
their health care to the degree that you choose and to reasonably follow
your provider’s health care instructions.
- Patient has
the responsibility to inform their health care provider of information
related to past illness, treatment and medications.
- Patient has the responsibility to respect the rights and property of health care professionals, employees and other patients.
has the responsibility to make and promptly keep all scheduled
appointments. To assure that all patients are served in a timely manner,
patients are responsible for calling and changing appointments 24 hours
- Patient has the responsibility to pay for services
at the time service is provided and to provide the patient registration
office with accurate, complete, and current information pertaining to
insurance coverage, home address, telephone number and other relevant
- Patient has the responsibility to discuss their health
care problems, concerns and personal needs with their provider in an
honest manner and to inform the health care provider of any changes
occurring in their health.
- Patient has the responsibility to
cooperate with various providers involved in their care and to conduct
themselves in a polite and respectful manner.
- Patient has the responsibility to inform provider if they cannot or will not follow certain treatment plan.
has the responsibility to respect the rights of their health care
provider and to exchange information in a non-abusive manner either
physically or verbally while receiving care.
- Patient has the
responsibility to advise their provider of all changes in decisions
concerning advance directives and/or persons designated by them to make
health care decisions.
- To understand how to continue your care
after you leave the hospital, including when and where to get further
treatment and what you need to do at home to help with your treatment.
accept the consequences of your own decisions and actions, if you
choose to refuse treatment or not to comply with the care, treatment,
and service plan given by your health care provider.