Patient Responsibilities

As the Patient you have the responsibility to:

  1. Respect the property, comfort, environment and privacy of other patients and staff.
  2. Cooperate with all persons providing your care and treatment.
  3. Provide accurate and complete information concerning your health and medical history by answering all questions as truthfully and completely as you can, including “NPO”.
  4. Have a responsible driver to take you home.
  5. Have a responsible adult remain with you for 24 hours, if required by your provider.
  6. Inform the nurse of any allergies or sensitivities and any medications, including over-the-counter products, dietary supplements, and herbs you are currently taking and all known allergies.
  7. Try to understand and follow instructions concerning your treatment and ask questions if you do not understand or need an explanation.
  8. Agree to follow all discharge instructions.
  9. Accept responsibility for consequences following a decision to refuse treatment or to follow instructions.
  10. Immediately inform your physician of any changes in your condition or adverse reactions.
  11. Understand that Northpointe Surgical Center is not an emergency facility.
  12. Report the effectiveness of interventions for pain on my behalf and work with the nursing staff to achieve a comfortable level of pain control.
  13. Be responsible in your payment for treatment and to be cooperative and timely in providing insurance and other necessary financial information.
  14. In compliance with the Utah Clean Air Act, the patient will not be allowed to smoke in the building or on the premises while under the care of Northpointe Surgical Center.
  15. Inform Northpointe Surgical Center of any Living Will, Medical Power of Attorney, or any other Directive that could affect your care.
  16. Understand you have the right to change providers if other qualified providers are available.