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.
Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Room 123 CAP
The committee will consider the following nominations: Wellington Y. Liu, MD, Member, Board of Visitors of Helen Hayes Hospital. Martin C. Wortendyke, Member, Board of Visitors of Helen Hayes Hospital.
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.