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Hospital Transparency and Access to Health Care

Unfortunately, large hospital systems sometimes remove categories of care from local hospitals, leaving patients in regions of the state without access to types of care, including some types of emergency care. Denials of care can lead to serious adverse health impacts that jeopardize individuals’ lives and wellbeing, and in some cases, denials of care violate state and federal law.

A.6334 (Rozic) / S.5400 (Hinchey) will give New York the tools to identify regions in the state where particular types of care are unavailable and to understand the impacts of such gaps on communities and individuals statewide. Moreover, it will offer prospective patients the tools they need to determine whether the hospital, or hospitals, in their area provides the care they seek prior to admission.

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