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Maternity homes; records and reports
Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 6, TITLE 1
§ 381. Maternity homes; records and reports. Every hospital or
lying-in asylum whether incorporated or unincorporated where women or
girls may be received, cared for or treated during pregnancy or during
or after delivery and every person licensed to carry on like work under
the provisions of article twenty-eight of the public health law shall
keep a record showing the full and true name and address including
street and number, if any, of every such woman or girl and of each child
of such woman or girl received, admitted or born on the premises, the
full and true names and addresses and the religious faith of the parents
of every such child, the dates of reception, admission or birth and of
discharge or departure of each such woman, girl or child, the full and
true names and addresses of the person or persons by whom any such child
is removed or taken away, the amount paid for the care of any such
woman, girl or child and the full and true names and addresses of the
person or persons making such payment or payments; and shall keep such
further record as may be required by regulations of the department. The
department may, through its authorized agents and employees, at all
reasonable times, inspect and examine such records and may require from
such licensed person or from such hospital and its directors, officers,
trustees, employees, manager, superintendent, owner or other person
responsible for its operation, all information in their possession with
reference to any such child not taken away or removed from such hospital
by his parents or parent.