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Patient Responsibilities

Click here for our Spanish version | Responsabilidades del Paciente

The Limestone Surgery Center is State Licensed, Medicare Certified, and Accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.  We are dedicated to providing high quality outpatient care that is safe, convenient, pleasant, and cost effective.

Your care depends partially on you.  Therefore, in addition to your “Patient Rights”, you have certain responsibilities as well.  In an effort to provide a pleasant experience for you, other patients, and staff, it is important that you adhere to these “Patient Responsibilities”.  You may be dismissed from care or refused care if you do not adhere to them.  These responsibilities are presented to you in the spirit of mutual trust and respect. 

You (or where applicable, your representative or surrogate) have the responsibility:

  • To read carefully and follow any pre-operative written or oral instructions your physician has given and to notify your physician if you have not followed the instructions. 
  • To provide accurate and complete information concerning your present complaints, past medical history, and other matters relating to your health.
  • To read and understand all permits and/or consents you sign.  If you do not understand, it is your responsibility to ask us for clarification.
  • To inform us if you do not clearly comprehend the course of your procedure and what is expected of you. 
  • To provide your photo identification, insurance cards and related insurance paperwork.
  • If you desire to submit an advance directive (e.g. living will) please provide it upon arrival.  If the directive contains a do not resuscitate provision, the provision will be suspended while you are at our facility.  You should expect that all attempts will be made to resuscitate you in the event of deterioration.  If you are transferred to another facility, this document will be transported with you.
  • To follow the treatment plan established by your physician, including the instructions of nurses and other health professionals as they carry out your physician’s orders.
  • To keep appointments and to notify the facility or physician when you are unable to do so.
  • To provide a responsible person to transport you home after surgery if you have received medications and/or anesthesia and an adult to be responsible for your care for the first 24 hours after your procedure.
  • For your actions should you refuse treatment or not follow your physician’s orders.
  • To follow facility policies and procedures.
  • To be considerate of the rights of other patients and facility personnel.
  • To leave your valuables and personal property at home or with a responsible person, and to respect the property of others.
  • To leave any weapons (guns, knives, etc.) at home or secured in your vehicle since they are not permitted in the facility.
  • To contact your physician regarding any post-operative questions, problems, or complications.
  • To assure all financial obligations for services are fulfilled as promptly as possible and to assume ultimate responsibility for payment regardless of insurance coverage.
  • To notify the Clinical Manager if you have a complaint or suggestion for improvement.

If you do not understand your Patient Responsibilities or if you have any questions, please call us at 302-633-9873.

Click here for our Spanish version | Responsabilidades del Paciente

Rev. 02/20/17


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Limestone Surgery Center
1941 Limestone Rd, Suite 113
Wilmington, DE 19808


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