senate Bill S5814A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the patient self-determination act; authorizes the dispensation of lethal doses of medication to certain individuals

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 25, 2016 print number 5814a
amend and recommit to health
Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
Jun 04, 2015 referred to health

S5814 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5261C
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 28-F §§2899-d - 2899-p, Pub Health L

S5814 - Summary

Relates to patient self-determination at end of life; authorizes a physician with a bona fide physician-patient relationship with a patient with a terminal illness or condition to prescribe a lethal dose of the medication to be self-administered; defines terminal illness or condition to be an illness or condition which can reasonably be expected to cause death within six months, whether or not treatment is provided; provides immunity to health care providers.

S5814 - Sponsor Memo

S5814 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5814

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 4, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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 patient  self-det-
  ermination at end of life

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  article
28-F to read as follows:

                              ARTICLE 28-F
                     PATIENT SELF-DETERMINATION ACT
SECTION 2899-D. DEFINITIONS.
        2899-E. WRITTEN REQUEST FOR MEDICATION.
        2899-F. WRITTEN REQUEST SIGNED AND WITNESSED.
        2899-G. ATTENDING PHYSICIAN RESPONSIBILITIES.
        2899-H. COUNSELING REFERRAL.
        2899-I. MEDICAL RECORD DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS.
        2899-J. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT.
        2899-K. RIGHT TO INFORMATION.
        2899-L. IMMUNITY.
        2899-M. NOT SUICIDE; NO DUTY TO AID.
        2899-N. LIMITATIONS ON ACTIONS.
        2899-O. HEALTH CARE FACILITY EXCEPTIONS.
        2899-P. EFFECT ON CONSTRUCTION OF WILLS, CONTRACTS AND STATUTES.
        2899-Q. INSURANCE POLICIES; PROHIBITIONS.
        2899-R. PROTECTION OF PATIENT CHOICE AT END OF LIFE.
        2899-S. SAFE DISPOSAL OF UNUSED MEDICATIONS.
        2899-T. DEATH CERTIFICATE.
        2899-U. STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION.
        2899-V. SEVERABILITY.
  S 2899-D. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07446-08-5

S5814A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5261C
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 28-F §§2899-d - 2899-p, Pub Health L

S5814A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to patient self-determination at end of life; authorizes a physician with a bona fide physician-patient relationship with a patient with a terminal illness or condition to prescribe a lethal dose of the medication to be self-administered; defines terminal illness or condition to be an illness or condition which can reasonably be expected to cause death within six months, whether or not treatment is provided; provides immunity to health care providers.

S5814A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5814A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5814--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 4, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Health in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to patient self-det-
  ermination at end of life

  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 "patient
self-determination act".
  S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new article 28-F  to
read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 28-F
                              AID IN DYING
SECTION 2899-D. DEFINITIONS.
        2899-E. WRITTEN REQUEST FOR MEDICATION.
        2899-F. WRITTEN REQUEST SIGNED AND WITNESSED.
        2899-G. ATTENDING PHYSICIAN RESPONSIBILITIES.
        2899-H. COUNSELING REFERRAL.
        2899-I. MEDICAL RECORD DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS.
        2899-J. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT.
        2899-K. PROTECTION OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND FACILITIES.
        2899-L. RELATION TO OTHER LAWS AND CONTRACTS.
        2899-M. SAFE DISPOSAL OF UNUSED MEDICATIONS.
        2899-N. DEATH CERTIFICATE.
        2899-O. REPORTING.
        2899-P. SEVERABILITY.
  S 2899-D. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
  1.  "ADULT"  MEANS  AN  INDIVIDUAL  WHO  IS TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR
OLDER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07446-24-6

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