About Patient Responsibilities


We feel you and your family are important in helping our team in your care and recovery. Please cooperate with the staff in your treatment and observe hospital regulations established for the mutual benefit of every patient.

Provision of Information

You have the responsibility to provide, to the best of your knowledge, accurate and complete information about present complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications and other matters relating to your health. You have the responsibility to report unexpected changes in your condition (symptoms) to your physician or nurse.

It is important that you understand your responsibility in asking questions if you do not clearly understand any part of your treatment plan and what is expected of you.

Compliance with Instructions

You are responsible for following the treatment plan recommended by the physician primarily responsible for your care. This may include following the instructions of nurses and health personnel as they carry out the coordinated plan of care, implement the responsible physician’s orders and enforce hospital rules and regulations. You are responsible for keeping appointments. When you are unable to do so for any reason, you are responsible for notifying the responsible physician or the hospital.

Treatment Issues

You have the right to refuse treatment and to be informed of the medical consequences. However, you are responsible for your actions if you refuse treatment or do not follow the physician’s instructions. Likewise, it is your responsibility not to demand treatment or services that your physician has deemed medically unnecessary or inappropriate.