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Unfortunately, the granting of privileges is not mandatory at any hospital and under NY law there is no law requiring any hospital (city, state or private) to grant privileges. If you have reason to believe that the negative letter contains known false information about you, then you have two different recourses.
First, you have a right to submit a written appeal to the director at the hospital who determines privilege status and explain the situation to the director and the committee and ask them to reconsider your application for status at the facility.
Second, if the negative letter contains known false information about you, then you have a right to file suit against the person who wrote the letter for defamation
/slander/libel and seek damages against the person who wrote the letter.
Aside from these two actions, you cannot sue the hospital to force them to grant you privileges unless you can prove the sole reason for the denial was based on your age/race/sex/disability/national origin/religion. The hospital can only be legally liable for the decision to not grant privileges for unlawful discrimination.
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