Patient Responsibilities

 

As a Patient you have the responsibility to: 

  • The care a patient receives depends partially on the patients themselves. Therefore, in addition to these rights, a patient has certain responsibilities as well. These responsibilities should be presented to the patient in the spirit of mutual trust and respect.
  • Provide accurate and complete information about present complaint, past illnesses, hospitalizations, any medications, including over-the-counter products and dietary supplements and any allergies or sensitivities, and other matters related to your health status.
  • Make it known whether course of treatment and what is expected of the patient is clearly understood.
  • Follow the treatment plan established by the physician, including the instructions of nurses and other health professionals as they carry out the physician’s orders.
  • Provide a responsible adult to transport the patient home from the ASC and remain with the patient for 24 hours if required by the physician.
  • Keep appointments and notify Pierce Street Same Day Surgery or physician when unable to keep an appointment.
  • Accept responsibility for any actions resulting from the refusal to follow treatment or physician’s orders.
  • Inform the physician about any living will, medical power of attorney, or other directive that could affect the patient’s care.
  • Accept and ensure that the financial obligations of care are fulfilled as promptly as possible.
  • Follow Pierce Street Same Day Surgery polices and procedures.
  • Be considerate of the rights of other patients and Pierce Street Same Day Surgery personnel.
  • Be respectful of personal property and that of other persons in Pierce Street Same Day Surgery.