|Community Benefit Reporting Requirement|
|New York requires hospitals to report their costs of providing unreimbursed care and requires nonprofit hospitals to demonstrate their commitment to meeting community health needs.
New York law requires that nonprofit and for-profit hospitals file financial reports detailing, among other things, their costs of providing free or reduced cost services. N.Y. Pub. Health Law §§2805-a(2)(a); 2803-l(2)(iv). In addition, at least every three years the governing body of a nonprofit hospital must demonstrate the hospital’s commitment to meeting community health care needs, providing charity care, and improving underserved individuals’ access to health care services. The governing body must also make available to the public a summary statement of the hospital’s financial resources and allocation to hospital purposes, including its provision of free and discounted care. At least annually, the governing body must make available to the public an implementation report as to the hospital’s efforts to meet community health care needs, provide charity care, and improve access to care. At least every three years, a nonprofit hospital must file with the Commissioner of Health a report detailing changes to its mission statement and its operational and financial commitment to meeting community health care needs, to its provision of charity care, and to improving underserved individuals’ access to care. N.Y. Pub. Health Law §2803-l.