Patients' Bill of Rights As a patient in a hospital in New York State, you have the right, consistent with law, to: 1. 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. 2. Receive treatment without discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, source of payment, or age. 3. Receive considerate and respectful care in a clean and safe environment free of unnecessary restraints. 4. Receive emergency care if you need it. 5. Be informed of the name and position of the doctor who will be in charge of your care in the hospital. 6. Know the names, positions and functions of any hospital staff involved in your care and refuse their treatment, examination or observation. 7. A no smoking room. 8. Receive complete information about your diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. 9. Receive all the information that you need to give informed consent for any proposed
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