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Patient Responsibilities
 
Providing this office with complete and accurate information when required, including the following:
• Full Name
• Address
• Home telephone number; Best number to reach you
• Date of Birth
• Social Security Number
• Insurance Carrier
• Employer
 
Your health and medical history
• Present condition
• Past illnesses
• Previous hospital stays
• Medicines
• Vitamins
• Herbal products
 
Any other matters that pertain to your health, including:
• Perceived safety risks.
• Providing the hospital or your doctor with a copy of your advance directive, if you have one.
• Asking questions when you do not understand information or instructions.
• Telling your doctor if you believe you can’t follow through with your treatment plan.
• Outcomes if you do not follow the care, treatment and services plan.
• Reporting changes in your condition or symptoms, including pain, to a member of the health care team.
• Acting in a considerate and cooperative manner and respecting the rights and property of others.
• Keeping your scheduled outpatient appointments or cancelling them in advance if at all possible.
 
Adopted from the University of Maryland Patient Rights and Responsibilities