senate Bill S2225

Signed By Governor
2009-2010 Legislative Session

Makes technical correction to provisions designating surrogate decision-making committees as guardians of mentally retarded persons

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 07, 2009 signed chap.12
Mar 26, 2009 delivered to governor
Mar 09, 2009 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.73
substituted for s2225
Mar 09, 2009 substituted by a2003
Mar 05, 2009 advanced to third reading
Mar 04, 2009 2nd report cal.
Mar 03, 2009 1st report cal.73
Feb 13, 2009 referred to judiciary

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S2225 - Bill Details

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A2003
Law Section:
Surrogate's Court Procedure Act

S2225 - Bill Texts

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BILL NUMBER: S2225

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the surrogate's court procedure act, in relation to a
surrogate decision-making committee acting as the guardian of a
mentally retarded person


PURPOSE :
To make a technical correction to Chapter 262 of the Laws of 2008
which allowed Surrogate Decision Making Committees to make certain
treatment decisions pursuant to section 1750-b of the Surrogate's
Court Procedure Act.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section one of the bill removes the word "court" which was
inappropriately included in the reference to a surrogate decision
making committee.

JUSTIFICATION :
The Health Care Decisions Act (HCDA) for persons with Mental
Retardation was originally enacted as Chapter 500 of the Laws of 2002.
It has been subsequently amended several times to among other things,
allow Surrogate Decision Making Committees (SDMCs) to make major
medical decisions on behalf of individuals with developmental
disabilities. Chapter 262 of the laws of 2008, which this bill makes a
technical amendment to, authorizes SDMCs to make a decision to
withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment only if no guardian or
involved family member, as authorized by Chapter 105 of 2007, is
available. It also authorizes dispute mediation systems or a hospice
ethics committee to attempt non-binding resolution of a dispute
emanating from an objection to a decision. If mediation is not
available or unable to resolve a dispute, the objection proceeds to
judicial review.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
New Bill making a technical amendment to Chapter 262 of 2008.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
There is no fiscal impact.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
Immediately.
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