Standards and Guidelines of Practice

Any patient in a New York State hospital has certain rights and responsibilities.

Palliative Medicine follows all hospital policies and procedures directed toward the care of acutely ill patients. The Department maintains compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations, including:

  • Medicare and Medicaid Guidelines
  • The New York State Department of Education
  • OSHA Blood-borne Pathogen Standards
  • ANA Standards of Practice
  • CDC Guidelines
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • The National Quality Forum 2007
  • National Consensus Project 2004 Clinical Practice Guidelines