rights
As a patient of Yellowstone Surgery Center, you have certain rights and responsibilities. Please review these carefully, and be sure to ask us if you have any questions or concerns.

Your Rights

As a patient, you have the right to:

Considerate, respectful care at all times, under all circumstances and with recognition of your personal dignity.

Person and informational privacy, within the law.

Information concerning your diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, to the degree known.

Confidentiality of all records and disclosures. Except when required by law, you have the right to approve or refuse the release of your records.

The opportunity to participate in decisions regarding your health care, unless contradicted by concerns for your health.

Make decisions about your medical care, including the right to accept or refuse medical or surgical treatment, and the right to initiate advance directives such as a living will or a durable power of attorney. If you already have a living will or if you wish to initiate one, please speak with your nurse.

Change primary or specialty physician or dentist, if others are available.

Information concerning implementation of any advance care directive.

Impartial access to treatment regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, handicap or disability. Yellowstone Surgery Center adheres to all federal and state rules, regulations and policies, and promotes a non-discriminatory environment for all of our patients.

Receive a description of each service listed on your bill.

Know the identity and professional status of individuals providing service to you.

Report any comments concerning the quality of services provided to you during your time in Yellowstone Surgery Center and receive fair follow-up on your comments.

Your Responsibilities

As a patient, you are responsible for:

Providing, to the best of your knowledge, accurate and complete information about your current health status and past medical history, and reporting any unexpected changes to the appropriate care provider(s).

Following the treatment plan recommended by the primary physician or practitioner handling your case.

Making arrangements for a responsible adult to transport you home after your procedure and to care for you at home for the first 24 hours after surgery.

Indicating whether you clearly understand a contemplated course of action and what is expected of you.

Your actions if you refuse treatment, leave our surgery center against the advice of your physician, or do not follow your physician?s instructions regarding your case.

Assuring that the financial obligations of your health care are fulfilled as expediently as possible.

Providing information about and/or copies of any living will, power of attorney or other directives that you desire us to know about.

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