You are responsible for providing complete and accurate information about current and past illnesses. You are responsible for reporting perceived risks in your care and unexpected changes in your condition. You should ask questions if you do not understand information or instructions. You should tell your physician or nurse if you cannot perform any of the tasks asked of you.

You are responsible to follow the rules and regulations of the hospital and for respecting the rights and needs of other patients, visitors, and staff. Among these is compliance with the requirement that the hospital remain a smoke-free environment.

You are responsible for providing insurance information to the hospital and for working with the hospital to arrange payment.

It is your responsibility to provide the hospital with a list of all medicines that you are currently taking. This list needs to include all prescription medicines, over the counter medicine, and any vitamins or herbal remedies you are taking. This can be a written list or your bottles of medicine.