NYC Health + Hospitals issued an “Open Letter to Immigrant New Yorkers” in December 2016 to reassure all immigrants that they can get medical care in any public health care setting without fear. The letter was translated into 13 languages and distributed throughout the City.
The letter, signed by Stanley Brezenoff, Interim President and CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals, and Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, promises all immigrants: “The City of New York has a policy to protect immigration status and other confidential information. NYC Health + Hospitals will honor your right to privacy.”
Similar open letters were issued in 2006, 2007, and 2011, in response to heightened rhetoric and tensions concerning immigration laws. Read the entire letter by clicking on the links below.