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This NYS Department of Health Website offers links to "Your Rights as a Hospital Patient in New York State" (available in English and Spanish), a Consumers Guide to Arranging a Funeral, and Before Prepaying Your Funeral, Know Your Rights.
From this sites home page select the Your Action Center tab at the top of the page. This will lead you to many useful articles and resources concerning your rights with regard to medicaid, health insurance plans, hospital emergency treatment under federal law advocacy issues such as when to seek legal advice and how to prepare for a meeting with legal counsel.