As a patient in a hospital in New York State, you have the right, consistent with 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.
Your successful medical care requires an ongoing partnership between you and your health care providers. All parties must take an active role. Your providers have the responsibility to provide health care services to the best of their abilities. Patients have responsibilities too. You, the patient, have the responsibility:
Parents of pediatric patients have the rights and responsibilities, too:
Health care providers will: