Patient’s Responsibilities

As a patient of the Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority you have the responsibility to:

Provision of Information

A patient/their representatives have the responsibility to provide, to the best of his/her knowledge, accurate and complete information about present complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications, and other matters relating to his/her health. He/She has the responsibility to report unexpected changes to his condition to the responsible practitioner. A patient is responsible for making it known whether her/she clearly comprehends a contemplated course of action and what is expected of him/her.

Compliance with Instructions

The patient/their representatives are responsible for following the treatment plan recommended by the practitioner primarily responsible for his/her care. This may include following the instructions of nurses and allied health personnel as they carry out the coordinated plan of care and implement the responsible practitioner’s orders, as they enforce the applicable hospital rules and regulations. The patient is responsible for keeping appointments and, when he/she is unable to do so for any reason, for notifying the responsible practitioner or the hospital.

Refusal of Treatment

A patient/their representatives are responsible for his/her actions if he/she refuses treatment or does not follow practitioner’s instructions.

Hospital Charges

A patient/their representatives are responsible for assuring that financial obligations of his/her health care are fulfilled as promptly as possible.

Hospital Rules and Regulations

A patient/their representatives are responsible for following hospital rules and regulations affecting patient care and conduct. A copy of these rules may be obtained from Registration.