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Patients' Rights

At NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, we respect the rights of all patients, which are guaranteed by state and federal laws.

It is the policy of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, culture, disability, age, sex, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, source of payment, or any other characteristic protected by law, in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities. NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. § 18116) and its implementing regulations at 45 C.F.R. pt. 92, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Director of Patient Services Administration, has been designated the Section 1557 Coordinator, to coordinate the efforts of New York-Presbyterian Hospital to comply with Section 1557.

Contact the Director of Patient Services Administration at:

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
506 Sixth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-780-3375

At NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital we are committed to supporting our LGBTQ patients and staff both on our campus and in the community.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital has received an “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. Learn more about this designation here.  If you have questions or would like assistance accessing the most appropriate care for you, please contact Tara DiDonato, Director of Patient Services by email or at 718-780-3375.

For additional information, you can review Your Rights as a Hospital Patient in New York State at health.ny.gov/publications/1449 or in NYP Brooklyn Methodist's Patient and Visitor Guide.

For additional guidance on how to "Bare It All," and be open with your doctor, your rights as an LGBTQ patient and more, visit NYC's LGBTQ Health page.