senate Bill S3685

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes the New York end of life options act

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
Feb 13, 2015 referred to health

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S3685 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2129A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 29-cccc ยงยง2994-aaa - 294-qqq, Pub Health L

S3685 - Summary

Establishes the New York end of life options act; authorizes the prescription of aid-in-dying medication to individuals with terminal illnesses; terminal illness means incurable and irreversible illness that has been medically confirmed that will result in death within six months; form must be signed by the qualified individual and by two witnesses (view more) no liability or sanctions where the health care provider participates in good faith.

S3685 - Sponsor Memo

S3685 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3685

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SAVINO, HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  establishing  the
  "New York end of life options act"

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "New  York
end of life options act".
  S  2. The public health law is amended by adding a new article 29-CCCC
to read as follows:

                             ARTICLE 29-CCCC
                    NEW YORK END OF LIFE OPTIONS ACT

SECTION 2994-AAA. DEFINITIONS.
        2994-BBB. RIGHT TO REQUEST AID-IN-DYING MEDICATION.
        2994-CCC. REQUEST PROCESS.
        2994-DDD. RIGHT TO RESCIND REQUEST; REQUIREMENT TO OFFER  OPPOR-
                    TUNITY TO RESCIND.
        2994-EEE. ATTENDING PHYSICIAN RESPONSIBILITIES.
        2994-FFF. DEATH CERTIFICATE.
        2994-GGG. CONSULTING PHYSICIAN CONFIRMATION.
        2994-HHH. COUNSELING REFERRAL.
        2994-III. INFORMED DECISION REQUIRED.
        2994-JJJ. FORM OF REQUEST.
        2994-KKK. STANDARD OF CARE.
        2994-LLL. EFFECT  ON  CONSTRUCTION OF WILLS, CONTRACTS AND STAT-
                    UTES.
        2994-MMM. INSURANCE OR ANNUITY POLICIES.
        2994-NNN. IMMUNITIES; PROHIBITIONS ON CERTAIN HEALTHCARE PROVID-
                    ERS; NOTIFICATION; PERMISSIBLE SANCTIONS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09219-01-5

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