senate Bill S4794

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to life-sustaining treatment standards

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Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken


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May 04, 2015 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Apr 17, 2015 referred to health

S4794 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A674
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2980, 2981 & 2982, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7154, A9566
2017-2018: A4055
2019-2020: A730

S4794 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to life-sustaining treatment standards.

S4794 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4794 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4794

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 17, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- 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  the  artificial
  nutrition and hydration decision standard

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 2980 of the public health law,  as
added by chapter 752 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as follows:
  4. "Health care" means any treatment, service or procedure to diagnose
or treat an individual's physical or mental condition.  PROVIDING NUTRI-
TION  OR HYDRATION ORALLY, WITHOUT RELIANCE ON MEDICAL TREATMENT, IS NOT
HEALTH CARE UNDER THIS ARTICLE AND IS NOT SUBJECT TO THIS ARTICLE.
  S 2. The fourth undesignated paragraph of paragraph (d) of subdivision
5 of section 2981 of the public health law, as added by chapter  752  of
the laws of 1990, is amend to read as follows:
  NOTE:  Although not necessary, and neither encouraged nor discouraged,
you may wish to state instructions or wishes,  and  limit  your  agent's
authority.  [Unless your agent knows your wishes about artificial nutri-
tion and hydration, your agent will not have authority to  decide  about
artificial  nutrition  and  hydration.]  FOR EXAMPLE, YOU MAY STATE YOUR
WISHES REGARDING WITHHOLDING OR  WITHDRAWING  LIFE-SUSTAINING  TREATMENT
(INCLUDING  HYDRATION  AND NUTRITION PROVIDED BY MEANS OF MEDICAL TREAT-
MENT)  TO  GUIDE  YOUR  AGENT'S  DECISIONS.  If  you  choose  to   state
instructions, wishes, or limits, please do so below:
  ______________________________________________________________________
  ______________________________________________________________________
  ______________________________________________________________________
  S  3.  Subdivision  2  of  section  2982  of the public health law, as
amended by chapter 230 of the laws  of  2004,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04304-01-5

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