Patient’s Responsibilities

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

Provision of Information

A patient/representative has 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/her condition to the responsible practitioner. The patient/representative is responsible for making it known whether he/she clearly comprehends a contemplated course of action and what is expected of him/her.

Compliance with instructions

The patient/representative 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 care out and coordinate 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.

Asking Questions

The patient is responsible for asking questions or acknowledging when he or she does not understand the treatment course of care decision.

Refusal of Treatment

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

Hospital Rules and Regulations

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

Respect and Consideration

A patient/representative is responsible for being considerate of the rights of other patients and hospital personnel and for assisting in the control of noise, tobacco policy, and the number of visitors. The patient/representative is responsible for being respectful of the property of other persons and the hospital, and will not engage in verbal or physical abuse, use of alcohol, illegal substance or carry weapons of any kind.

Advance Directive for Health Care

A patient/representative is responsible for providing all advance directives, such as Living Will or Power of Attorney, at the time of admission.

Medication Reconciliation

A patient/representative is responsible for keeping a current and up-to-date list of all their medications, dosages, how often medication is taken and the purpose for each. Patients will maintain current information on any allergies or sensitivities to medications.