Patient Responsibilities


Know your responsibilities as a patient

Every patient or client has the following responsibilities:

  • To advise the health care providers on his or her wishes with regard to his or her death

  • To comply with the prescribed treatment or rehabilitation procedures 
  • To enquire about the related costs of treatment and/or rehabilitation and to arrange for payment
  • To take care of health records in his or her possession
  • To take care of his or her health
  • To care for and protect the environment 
  • To respect the rights of other patients and health providers

  • To utilise the health care system properly and not abuse it

  • To know his or her local health services and what they offer 
  • To provide health care providers with the relevant and accurate information for diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation or counselling purposes


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