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Patient Responsibilities

As a patient of Mankato Surgery Center, you have the responsibility to:

Provide accurate and complete information about present complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications including over-the-counter products and dietary supplements and any allergies or sensitivities and other matters relating to your health. Report perceived risks in your care and unexpected changes in your condition, and communicate whether you clearly comprehend a contemplated course of action and what is expected.

Fully participate in decisions involving your own health care and accept the consequences of these decisions if complications occur as a result of refusal to participate in the recommended treatment plan.

Follow up on your doctor’s plan of treatment or instructions, take medication when prescribed, and ask questions concerning your own health care that you feel are necessary.

Accept personal financial responsibility for any charges not covered by your insurance.

Follow Mankato Surgery Center’s rules and regulations affecting patient care and conduct.

Be considerate of the rights of other patients, Mankato Surgery Center personnel and their property.

Cooperate with Mankato Surgery Center staff and ask questions when you do not understand what you have been told about your care or what you are expected to do.

Keep your scheduled appointment times, and if you are unable, advise the Surgery Center as soon as possible.

Be responsible for your personal possessions and
valuables.

Keep the Mankato Surgery Center campus smoke-free.

Inform your provider or Mankato Surgery Center about any living wills, Medical Power Of Attorney, Advance Directives or other documents that could affect your care.

Provide a responsible adult to transport you home from the facility and remain with you for 24 hrs, if required by your provider.

It is the policy of Mankato Surgery Center to protect the rights of patients and inform them of their rights, as well as their responsibilities. This policy was adopted from the 1998 Patient Bill of Rights Act and 2004 MN Statutes. It is expected that the observance of these rights will contribute to more effective patient care and greater satisfaction for the patient, the physician and the organization. It is with the recognition of these factors that these rights and responsibilities are affirmed.