Effective January 1, 2008, the state of New York will restrict the use of Social Security numbers by businesses, including hospitals.
The New York State Social Security Number Protection Law applies to all nongovernmental associations and corporations and prohibits the following:
The law doesn’t prevent the collection, use, or release of a Social Security number as required by state and federal law, and allows the numbers to be used for internal verification, fraud investigation and administrative purposes.
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