|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 01, 2014||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S7157
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7157 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Surrogate's Court Procedure Act
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §1750-b, SCPA
S7157 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7157 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the surrogate's court procedure act, in relation to making technical and coordinating amendments and other improvements regarding health care decisions for persons with developmental disabilities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This is one of a series of seven bills, informally referred to as the "Surrogate Decision-Making Improvement Acts." The bills make.technical/minor, clarifying and coordinating amendments and other improvements to the NYS laws that govern health care decisions, including life-sustaining treatment decisions, for patients who lack decision-making capacity.The SDMIAs address these topics: *SDMIA 1 Technical / Minor Amendments *SDMIA 2 Repeals PHL Art. 29-B Orders Not to Resuscitate for Patients in Mental Hygiene Facilities *SDMIA 3 Determining Patient Incapacity *SDMIA 4 Decisions by a Health Care Agent About Artificial Nutrition and Hydration
S7157 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7157 I N S E N A T E May 1, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the surrogate's court procedure act, in relation to making technical and coordinating amendments and other improvements regarding health care decisions for persons with developmental disa- bilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1750-b of the surrogate's court procedure act, as added by chapter 500 of the laws of 2002, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 105 of the laws of 2007, the opening paragraph, paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 1 and the opening paragraph of subdivision 4 as amended by chapter 8 of the laws of 2010, subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) and clause A of subparagraph (i) of paragraph (e) of subdivision 4 as amended by section 18 of part J of chapter 56 of the laws of 2012, and paragraph (d) of subdivision 5 as added by chapter 262 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: S 1750-b. Health care decisions for [mentally retarded persons] PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES 1. Scope of authority. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE TERMS "DEVELOP- MENTAL DISABILITY" AND "DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED" SHALL HAVE THE MEANING SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION TWENTY-TWO OF SECTION 1.03 OF THE MENTAL HYGIENE LAW. Unless specifically prohibited by the court after consider- ation of the determination, if any, regarding a [mentally retarded person's] PERSON WITH A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY'S capacity to make health care decisions, which is required by section seventeen hundred fifty of this article, the guardian of such person appointed pursuant to section seventeen hundred fifty of this article shall have the authority to make any and all health care decisions, as defined by subdivision six of section twenty-nine hundred eighty of the public health law, on behalf of the [mentally retarded person] PERSON WITH A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY that such person could make if such person had capacity. Such decisions may include decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment. For purposes of this section, "life-sustaining treatment" EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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