|Community Health Needs Assessment|
|New York requires nonprofit hospitals to conduct community needs assessments in connection with developing a community service plan.
Every three years, as part of each nonprofit general hospital’s community service plan, its governing body must 1) solicit the views of the communities served by the hospital on such issues as the hospital’s performance and service priorities and 2) demonstrate the hospital’s commitment to meeting community health care needs, to providing charity care services, and to improving health care accessibility for the underserved. N.Y. Pub. Health Law §2803-l.