Patients & Visitors

Patient Responsibilities

Accurate Information
You as the patient are responsible for

  • providing, to the best of your knowledge, accurate information about present complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications and other matters relating to your health.
  • reporting unexpected changes in your condition to your doctor or nurse.
  • making it known whether you clearly understand a proposed course of action and the expected results.

Following Instructions
You as the patient are responsible for

  • following the treatment plan recommended by the doctor or healthcare professional primarily responsible for your care. This includes following the instructions of nurses and allied health personnel as they carry out the coordinated plan of care and implement the doctor’s order and as they enforce the applicable hospital rules and regulations.
  • keeping appointments and notifying the healthcare professional or hospital if you are unable to do so.

Refusal of Treatment
You are responsible for your actions if you refuse treatment or do not follow the healthcare professional’s orders.

Hospital Charges
You are responsible for assuring that the financial obligations of your healthcare are fulfilled promptly.

Hospital Rules and Regulations
You are responsible for following hospital rules and regulations affecting patient care and conduct.

Respect and Consideration
You are responsible for

  • being considerate of the rights of other patients and hospital personnel
  • assisting in the control of noise
  • limiting of visitors
  • not smoking in the building
  • being respectful of the property of other persons and the hospital.