§ 2994-u. Rights to be publicized. The commissioner shall prepare a statement summarizing the rights, duties, and requirements of this article and shall require that a copy of such statement be furnished to patients or to persons on the surrogate list known to the hospital, or to the parents or guardians of minor patients, at or prior to admission to the hospital, or within a reasonable time thereafter, and to each member of the hospital’s staff directly involved with patient care.