Bergen New Bridge Medical Center’s policy is to ensure that all patients and visitors are treated with equality, in a welcoming, nondiscriminatory manner, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law.
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center supports The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (N.J.S.A. 10:5-12) (LAD) as well as Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 (42 U.S.C. 18116) and its implementing regulations at 45 CFR part 92. It is unlawful to subject people to differential treatment based on race, creed, color, national origin (including immigration status and English language proficiency), nationality, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sex stereotyping, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including with respect to access to facilities), atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, and mental or physical disability, perceived disability, and AIDS and HIV status.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Equal Visitation and Non-Discrimination
Respecting the needs of a culturally diverse clientele and recognizing the advantages of having families at the bedside, we acknowledge that visiting patients is a desirable component of patient-centered care.
Patients (or their representatives, where appropriate) may designate who may and may not visit the patient, including but not limited to a spouse, a domestic or civil union partner (including a same-sex partner), another family member or a friend. Patients have the right to withdraw or deny consent, in whole or in part, to visits at any time. Medical Center policy prohibits illegal discrimination against patients or their visitors because of their age, race, creed, color, nationality, national origin (including immigration status and English language proficiency), ancestry, marital status, familial status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, sex, gender identity or expression (including with respect to access to facilities), affectional or sexual orientation, sex stereotyping, disability, nationality, or religion. Bergen New Bridge Medical Center complies with The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (N.J.S.A. 10:5-1, et seq.), Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 (42 U.S.C. 18116) and its implementing regulations at 45 CFR part 92, and all other applicable laws governing discrimination.
Visiting may be restricted based on the patient's clinical condition and care needs. Staff will explain to patients and visitors any clinically necessary or reasonable restrictions or limitations of visiting. The explanation will include the reasons for and expected length of restrictions or limitations.
All designated visitors must behave appropriately while on the hospital campus and follow the direction of hospital staff. Visitors that fail to do so may be required to leave the facility or be subject to other limitations.
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center's Commitment to Promoting Equitable and Inclusive Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer and/or Questioning Patients and Their Families
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is dedicated to providing respectful, compassionate care that meets the unique health care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ) patients and their families.
Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.