New York State, Medicare and all ambulatory accrediting agencies mandate that patients be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years of age or older when leaving the facility. This is for patient safety.
Patients cannot Drive or operate heavy equipment for 48 hours following their procedure or in any case if under the influence of narcotic medications for pain management.
Your escort must be available to receive instructions regarding your care following your procedure and sign the discharge forms.
I understand the above requirements and I authorize the surgical center, in case my escort is not present or for any reason unavailable at the time of my discharge, to arrange for: