Consent for Treatment Guidelines
RMC follows “Consent for Treatment” guidelines established by the State of Alabama and the Alabama Hospital Association.
Compliance with Instructions: A patient is responsible for following the treatment plan recommended by the practitioner primarily responsible for his/her health care including following the instructions of nurses and other staff as they carry out the coordinated plan of care.
Hospital Charges: The patient is responsible for assuring that the financial obligations of his/her health care are fulfilled as promptly as possible.
Hospital Rules and Regulations: The patient is responsible for following hospital rules and regulations affecting patient care and conduct.
Policies and Procedures: RMC has policies and procedures in place that will allow the patient the opportunity to decide what medical treatments they wish to accept or refuse. These policies outline the procedure that should be followed if this is your wish. We hope your stay in RMC will not require any decision similar to these, but our staff is willing to assist you in any way possible.
Patient Responsibilities: In order to ensure that you receive the best health care possible, we need your help. By assuming these responsibilities, you can contribute to your care in a positive way.
Provision of Information: A patient has the responsibility to provide, to the best of his/her knowledge, accurate and complete information about present complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications, and other matters relating to his/her health.
Refusal of Treatment: The patient is responsible for his/her actions if he/she refuses treatment or does not follow the practitioners’ instructions.
Respect and Consideration: The patient is responsible for being considerate to the rights of other patients and hospital personnel and for being respectful of the property of other persons and of the hospital.
Tanner also has the Joint Commission “Speak Up” Videos under their patient Privacy and Safety section. Ours are on our FB page. Thoughts on this?