Issues: Health

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Votes For Family Health Care Decisions Act

The New York State Senate passed the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA) today by a vote of 55-3, empowering family members and others close to the patient to make medical decisions for incapacitated patients.

March 3, 2010
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Times Union: Who speaks for those who can't?

By JIMMY VIELKIND, Capitol bureau

March 3, 2010
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Ithaca Journal: Senate passes health care proxy bill

BY CARA MATTHEWS •CLMATTHE@GANNETT.COM • FEBRUARY 26, 2010, 6:50 PMALBANY -- Senators approved a bill this week that sets up a legal mechanism for designating a surrogate to act on an incapacitated person's behalf, legislation supporters say is long overdue and will reduce additional stress placed on friends and families during crises.

March 3, 2010
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March 3, 2010
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Senate passes health care proxy bill

By Cara MatthewsSenators approved a bill this week that sets up a legal mechanism for designating a surrogate to act on an incapacitated person's behalf, legislation supporters say is long overdue and will reduce additional stress placed on friends and families during crises.Passage of the bill is a "monumental achievement that should be celebrated by all New Yorkers," Gov. David Paterson said in a statement. He pledged to sign the legislation, which was previously approved by the Assembly.

March 3, 2010
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New Law Honors Teen Who Died of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

AMANDA’S LAW REQUIRING THE INSTALLATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS GOES INTO EFFECT IN NEW YORK           Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce enactment of a new law to protect families from the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.  Known as the “silent” killer, carbon monoxide – which can neither be seen nor smelled -- is responsible for the deaths of more than 500 people each year.

March 2, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up March 1, 2010: Senate Protects Crime/Fraud Victims, Provides Equal Justice & Emergency Care for New Yorkers

The Senate Majority passed a powerful package of bills enhancing civil protections, and providing for increased access to emergency care resources.

 

Today’s legislative package affords broad protections for New Yorkers by:

·         Assisting crime victims in their recovery process;

·         Ensure domestic violence victims can register to vote without fear;

March 1, 2010
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Family Health Care Decisions Act

Imagine someone you love is incapacitated and unable to make decisions concerning his own well being.  Now imagine that there is no way you can help this individual because the proper paper work is not in place.  Even though you know very well the wishes of your loved one, your hands are tied. 

February 25, 2010
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Cervical cancer vaccine debate heading to the Legislature

Bill would allow giving vaccine to minors without parental consentBy  RICK KARLINALBANY -- The debate over making cervical cancer vaccines available to young women is coming to the state Legislature today.A group of anti-vaccine activists plans to attend this morning's Senate Codes Committee hearing to protest a bill that would let health care professionals give the vaccine to women younger than 18 without parental consent.

February 25, 2010
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February 25, 2010
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Senate Passes Family Health Care Decisions Act

The New York State Senate passed the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA) today by a vote of 55-3, empowering family members and others close to the patient to make medical decisions for  incapacitated patients. 

February 24, 2010
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Sen. Foley Helps Pass Legislation Empowering Families With Health Care Decisions

Families Health Care Decisions Act passes after being stalled for 17 years

February 24, 2010
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The Senate Passes the Family Health Care Decisions Act

The New York State Senate passed the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA) today by a vote of 55-3, empowering family members and others close to the patient to make medical decisions for  incapacitated patients.

February 24, 2010
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Senate Supports Families To Make Health Care Decisions

The New York State Senate today is expected to pass the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA), empowering family members and others close to the patient to make medical decisions for incapacitated patients.

February 24, 2010
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SENATOR PARKER ANNOUNCES AMANDA'S LAW IN EFFECT

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER

February 23, 2010
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Senate Acts to Protect Environment and Empower Victims of Environmental Pollution & Discrimination

The New York State Senate today passed a package of bills strengthening environmental protections to create a cleaner, greener and healthier New York. The measures also underscore the Majority’s pledge to growing our state’s economy through fiscally and environmentally responsible legislation.

February 22, 2010
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Legislative Wrap Up February 22, 2010: Senate Passes Environmental Protection Package, Support For Wine & Grape Industry

The New York State Senate passed more than a dozen pieces of legislation today, including an environmental protection package, a bill to support the state’s wine and grape industry, and legislation which protects homeowners by guaranteeing a record of receipt for applicants of the STAR exemption.

February 22, 2010
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February 22, 2010
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Senator Malcolm A. Smith Announces Amanda’s Law in Effect

 

Bill Honors Teen Who Died of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning; Requires the Installation of Detectors

 (St. Albans, NY) Senator Smith has announced the enactment of Amanda’s Law to protect families from carbon monoxide poisoning. Known as the “the silent killer” responsible for the deaths of more than 500 people every year, victims cannot see or smell the carbon monoxide poisoning their bodies.

February 22, 2010
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