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New York State Hospital for the Treatment of Incipient Pulmonary Tuberculosis (Ray Brook, N.Y.) Patient Admission Application Books

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of applications for admission to the State Hospital for the Treatment of Tuberculosis at Ray Brook. Entries may include application date; applicant's name and residence; name of welfare officer making application; acceptance or rejection; whether admitted or not; examining physician and examination date; and remarks such as death date or transfer to other institution. Also included are reports of applicants on waiting lists and procedures for filling out State Insurance Fund forms.
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0.5 cubic feet (2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1932-1942
Series Number:
A0703

Arrangement

Arranged by date of application.

Administrative History

In 1931, the Ray Brook facility was transferred from the Department of Social Welfare to the Department of Health and placed under the Division of Tuberculosis. Until 1939 the hospital treated only patients diagnosed as having incipient pulmonary tuberculosis. After a new infirmary opened in 1939, patients suffering from all forms of tuberculosis were admitted. Ray Brook received indigent patients who were citizens of the state for at least one year preceeding the date of application.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a handwritten register of applications for admission to the State Hospital for the Treatment of Tuberculosis at Ray Brook and the action taken (approval or rejection) on each application. They provide a record of applicants and those patients admitted. Entries contain the following: month, day, and year of application; name and residence of the applicant; name of welfare officer making application; acceptance or rejection and date; date sent for; whether admitted or not; name of examing physician and date of examination; and usually remarks such as date of removal, held until a future date, patient died on a certain date, applicant went to another institution or no further information after application approved.

Series also consists of two typed inserts: reports of applicants on waiting lists (nd); procedures to be followed in filling out State Insurance Fund forms (1939).

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Access Restrictions

Restricted by New York Public Health Law sect. 18 and New York Code of Rules and Regulations part 10, sect. 50-4; by New York Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers Law Art. 6) sect. 87.2(b); by New York Personal Privacy Protection Law (Public Officers Law Art. 6-A) sect. 96; and by the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Acct (HIPAA), 42 U.S. Code sect. 1320d-6, and -7.

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