N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law Section 9.07
Notice to all patients of their rights and of the availability of the mental hygiene legal service


(a)

Immediately upon the admission of any patient to a hospital or upon his conversion to a different status, the director shall inform the patient in writing of his status, including the section of this chapter under which he is hospitalized, and of his rights under this article, including the availability of the mental hygiene legal service. At any time thereafter, upon the request of the patient or of anyone on the patient’s behalf, the patient shall be permitted to communicate with the mental hygiene legal service and avail himself of the facilities thereof.

(b)

The director of every hospital shall post copies of a notice, in a form and manner to be determined by the commissioner, at places throughout the hospital where such notice will be conspicuous and visible to all patients, stating the following:

1.

the availability of the mental hygiene legal service.

2.

a general statement of the rights of patients under the various admission or retention provisions of this article.

3.

the right of the patient to communicate with the director, the board of visitors, the commissioner of mental health, and the mental hygiene legal service.

Source: Section 9.07 — Notice to all patients of their rights and of the availability of the mental hygiene legal service, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/MHY/9.­07 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

9.01
Definitions
9.03
Admission to a hospital
9.05
Examining physicians and medical certificates
9.07
Notice to all patients of their rights and of the availability of the mental hygiene legal service
9.09
Notices to mental hygiene legal service concerning minors
9.11
Patients’ records
9.13
Voluntary admissions
9.15
Informal admissions
9.17
Voluntary and informal admissions
9.19
Voluntary and informal admissions
9.21
Voluntary and informal admissions
9.23
Voluntary and informal admissions
9.25
Voluntary and informal admissions
9.27
Involuntary admission on medical certification
9.29
Involuntary admission on medical certification
9.31
Involuntary admission on medical certification
9.33
Court authorization to retain an involuntary patient
9.35
Review of court authorization to retain an involuntary patient
9.37
Involuntary admission on certificate of a director of community services or his designee
9.39
Emergency admissions for immediate observation, care, and treatment
9.40
Emergency observation, care and treatment in comprehensive psychiatric emergency programs
9.41
Emergency assessment for immediate observation, care, and treatment
9.43
Emergency assessment for immediate observation, care, and treatment
9.45
Emergency assessment for immediate observation, care, and treatment
9.46
Reports of substantial risk or threat of harm by mental health professionals
9.47
Duties of local officers in regard to their persons with a mental illness
9.48
Duties of directors of assisted outpatient treatment programs
9.49
Transfer of juvenile delinquents
9.51
Residential treatment facilities for children and youth
9.53
Children in the custody of social services officials or the division for youth
9.55
Emergency admissions for immediate observation, care and treatment
9.57
Emergency admissions for immediate observation, care and treatment
9.58
Transport for evaluation
9.59
Immunity from liability
9.60
Assisted outpatient treatment
9.63
Transportation of persons to or between hospitals

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 9.07’s source at nysenate​.gov

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