DAL 16-10: Maternity Information – Childbirth Services Leaflet

September 2, 2016


Dear Colleagues:

It is a pleasure to announce the leaflet "Maternity Information – Childbirth Services" has been updated and translated as printable and electronically fillable pdfs into New York State's top six languages. They are posted on the New York State Department of Health's website in the link below:

New York State's Public Health Law Section 2803-j, Information on Maternity Patients, requires each hospital and birth center to offer a printed or photocopied form and distribute the informational leaflet at the time of pre-booking directly to each prospective maternity patient and, upon request, to the general public. The following link to the law outlines the details of the law: New York State Public Health Law: § 2803-j, Information for Maternity Patients

The leaflet must also contain statistics related to the percentage of specified, maternity-related procedures at the individual facility. Facilities can access leaflets and their most recent (2014 data) facility childbirth services statistics by logging into the Department's Health Commerce System (HCS), or by linking onto the Hospital Profiles site, clicking on the facility and the Maternity tab at the following link: NYS Hospital Profiles.

If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Hospitals and Diagnostic & Treatment Centers at (518) 402-1004.


Ruth Leslie
Division of Hospitals and Diagnostic & Treatment Centers