All patients have the right to participate in their own health care decisions and to make
Advance Directives or to execute Powers of Attorney that authorize others to make decisions
on their behalf based on the patient’s expressed wishes when the patient is unable to make
decisions or unable to communicate decisions Sunset Ridge Surgery Center, respects and
upholds those rights.
However, unlike in an acute care hospital setting, Sunset Ridge Surgery Center, does not
routinely perform “high risk” procedures. While no surgery is without risk, the procedures
performed in this facility are considered to be of minimal risk. You will discuss the specifics
of your procedure with your physician who can answer your questions as to it’s risk, your
expected recovery, and care after your surgery.
Therefore, it is our policy, regardless of the contents of any Advance Directive or instructions
from a health care surrogate or attorney-in-fact, that if an adverse event occurs during
your treatment at this facility, we will initiate resuscitative or other stabilizing measures and
transfer you to an acute care hospital for further evaluation. At the acute care hospital
further treatments or withdrawal of treatment measures already begun will be ordered in
accordance with your wishes, Advance Directive, or health care power of Attorney. Your
agreement with this facility’s policy will not revoke or invalidate any current health care
directive or health care power of attorney.
If you wish to learn more about Advance Directive we can provide you with a copy of the
official State of Nevada forms.
Reference: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. State Operations Manual, Appendix L-Guidance for Surveyors: Ambulatory Surgical Centers. March 15, 2013:416.50(c).