Patient Responsibilities

As a patient at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, you have the responsibility:

  • To Follow the treatment plan developed with your physician. To Ask if you do not understand the consequences of alternative treatment and/or if you refuse treatment. To Let your caregivers know if you do not understand any written or verbal information given to you.
  • To Provide, to the best of your knowledge, accurate and complete information about present complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications and other matters related to your health.
  • To Inform your caregivers about any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing.
  • To Inform your caregivers about any changes to your Advance Directive.
  • To Actively Participate in your discharge planning with your physician and other members of your healthcare team as early as practical during your hospital stay.
  • To Promptly Meet all financial commitments for the care you receive at this MedStar Health facility.
  • To Not Keep valuables with you while you are in the hospital.
  • To Not Use personal electronic devices (mobile or smart phones, cameras, other video or audio recording devices) to take photographs, videos or audio recordings within the hospital.
    • To Be Respectful of the property of other persons and of the hospital.
    • To Be Considerate of the rights of other patients, to assist with noise control and to ask family and friends to visit only during visiting hours. To Not discuss any information regarding another patient that you may have overheard.
  • To Be Considerate of the facility staff and to refrain from abusive behavior, actions or comments.
  • To Make arrangements for transportation home upon your discharge.
  • To Comply with all the rules and regulations of the hospital, including infection control, medication administration, dietary plans, life safety and security policies and procedures affecting patient care, and conduct.
  • To Remember that this MedStar Health facility is a Tobacco-Free Campus and that you may not smoke anywhere in or on the campus.