The policies and procedures that guide Hospital for Special Surgery’s interaction with and care of patients demonstrate its recognition and support of patients’ rights.
In the State of New Jersey, each patient receiving services in an ambulatory care facility shall have the following rights:
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is committed to providing each child with the best care possible and to ensuring that you, as your child’s primary protector and caregiver, are assured certain rights and freedoms. HSS views every parent and legal guardian as a valued member of the health care team and encourages you to speak with HSS staff about your child’s care.
HSS Parent’s and Legal Guardian Bill of Rights, in addition to the “Patient’s Bill of Rights,” sets forth the rights of patients, parents of minors, legal guardians or other persons with decision- making authority to certain minimum protections required by the regulations governing the provision of care in New York State’s hospitals.
HSS Parent’s and Legal Guardian Bill of Rights is subject to laws and regulations governing confidentiality, and is in effect if your child is admitted to the hospital.
As a parent, legal guardian or person with decision-making authority for a patient receiving care in this hospital, you have the right, consistent with the law, to the following:
Should you have questions about any of these rights, or wish to express a recommendation or concern, you may contact one or more of the following: