Health System, Law School Team Up To Provide Patients With Legal Services

May 11, 2016

St. Peter's Health Partners and Albany Law School have partnered to help seriously ill patients who need legal assistance.

An agreement signed Tuesday provides free legal services for certain hospitalized patients who are receiving financial assistance or are covered by Medicaid.  Dr. Jim Reed is president and CEO of St. Peter’s Health Partners:

"This partnership will enlist the skills and talents of Albany Law School students, under the supervision of the school's outstanding faculty, to represent eligible St. Peter's Health Partners patients and their families. The program is specifically designed to help patients who have a need for legal services and who are receiving treatment for serious ailments, such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, or are in an intensive care unit, critical care unit, or hospice."

The agreement is effective immediately.