Patient Responsibilities

As a patient, you are responsible for providing the hospital with complete and accurate information when required, including the following:

  • Your full name, address, home telephone number
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number
  • Insurance carrier
  • Employer
  • Your health and medical history:
    • present condition 
    • past illnesses            
    • previous hospital stays your health, including perceived
    • medicines safety risks
    • vitamins
    • herbal products
    • any other matters that pertain stays your health, including perceived safety risks
  • Providing the hospital or your doctor with a copy of your advance directive, if you have one
  • Asking questions when you do not understand information or instructions.
  • Telling your doctor if you believe you can’t follow through with your treatment plan.
  • Outcomes that result from you not following the treatment and services plan.
  • Reporting changes in your condition or symptoms, including pain, to a member of the health care team.
  • Acting in a considerate and cooperative manner and respecting the rights and property of others.
  • Following the rules and regulations of the health care facility.
  • Keeping your scheduled outpatient appointments or cancelling them in advance if at all possible.