Patient’s Bill of Rights in New York State

Explain four items from the Patient’s Bill of Rights in New York State.

As a patient in a hospital in New York State, you have the right, consistent with the law, to:

  • Understand and use these rights. If for any reason, you do not understand or you need help, the hospital MUST provide assistance, including an interpreter.
  • Receive treatment without discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, source of payment, or age.
  • Receive emergency care if you need it.
  • Privacy while in the hospital and confidentiality of all information and records regarding your care.