senate Bill S4422

Amended

Creates link to health care proxy information on state agency websites

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 27 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.418
  • 24 / Apr / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 29 / Apr / 2013
    • AMENDED 4422A
  • 29 / Apr / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 4422B
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A989B

Summary

Ensures that each state agency create a link to health care proxy information on state agency websites that have significant public interaction and deal with public health issues.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A989
Versions:
S4422
S4422A
S4422B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §104, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S4066A, A4903A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4422

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
health care proxy information on state agency websites

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this legislation is to ensure that state agency
websites provide a link or access to health care proxy forms, except
when this may cause financial hardship or when a website lacks
sufficient traffic to justify hosting this document.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill amends Executive Law section 104 by adding a
new subsection (b) requiring the Secretary of State, in consultation
with the Commissioner of Health, to ensure that each State agency has
a link on its homepage the health care proxy information that is
available on the Department of Health's website. State agencies with
little website traffic may request to be exempt from this requirement.

Section two of the bill provides that this act shall take effect
January 1, 2014.

EXISTING LAW:

New bill

JUSTIFICATION:

Individuals deserve to have their health care wishes honored, yet a
large majority of New York residents do not have a health care proxy
for times when they cannot express their health care preferences. As a
result, their wishes are often unknown, and they might be given
medical treatment that they would not want or not be given treatment
that matches their choices. By hosting health care proxy forms on
state agency websites, more New Yorkers will have access to and be
able to use this document.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-2: S.4066 - Referred to Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Minimal

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect January 1, 2014.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4422

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 27, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in  relation  to  health  care  proxy
  information on state agency websites

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 104 of the executive law  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  S 104. Departmental cooperation. (A) The secretary of state may advise
with  the  several  departments, boards, bureaus, officers, authorities,
commissions and other agencies of the  state  which  are  authorized  by
statute  to  issue codes, rules or regulations, to the end that the same
may, so far as possible, be uniform  in  style  and  form,  be  properly
numbered and captioned and be free from matter which is obsolete.
  (B) THE SECRETARY OF STATE SHALL, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSION-
ER  OF  HEALTH, ADVISE WITH STATE DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS, BUREAUS, AUTHORI-
TIES, COMMISSIONS, DIVISIONS AND OTHER  AGENCIES  WITH  PUBLIC  WEBSITES
THAT  HAVE  SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC INTERACTION TO ENSURE THAT EACH CREATES A
LINK ON THEIR HOMEPAGE TO HEALTH CARE PROXY INFORMATION ON  THE  DEPART-
MENT  OF  HEALTH  WEBSITE. A STATE DEPARTMENT, BOARD, BUREAU, AUTHORITY,
COMMISSION, DIVISION AND AGENCY WHICH DETERMINES THAT THEY DO  NOT  HAVE
SIGNIFICANT  PUBLIC  TRAFFIC  ON THEIR WEBSITE, OR WHICH DETERMINES THAT
CREATING SUCH A LINK WOULD BE A FINANCIAL HARDSHIP, MAY BE EXEMPTED FROM
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2014.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04434-01-3

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