|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 10, 2016||referred to health|
senate Bill S7579
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
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S7579 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7579 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7579 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public health law, in relation to a terminally ill patient's request for and use of medication for medical aid in dying PURPOSE : To provide that a mentally competent, terminally ill patient may request medication to be self-administered for the purpose of hastening the patient's death provided the requirements set forth in the act are met, and to provide certain protection and immunities to health care providers and other persons, including a physician who prescribes medication in compliance with the provisions of the article to the terminally ill patient to be self-administered by the patient. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 provides that this act shall be known and may be cited as the "Medical Aid in Dying Act". Section 2 amends the Public Health Law by adding a new article 28-F, Medical Aid in Dying, comprised of the following sections: 2899-d sets forth definitions.
S7579 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7579 I N S E N A T E May 10, 2016 ___________ 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 a terminally ill patient's request for and use of medication for medical aid in dying 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 "medical aid in dying act". S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new article 28-F to read as follows: ARTICLE 28-F MEDICAL AID IN DYING SECTION 2899-D. DEFINITIONS. 2899-E. WRITTEN REQUEST FOR MEDICATION. 2899-F. REQUEST PROCESS. 2899-G. ATTENDING PHYSICIAN RESPONSIBILITIES. 2899-H. RIGHT TO RESCIND REQUEST; REQUIREMENT TO OFFER OPPORTU- NITY TO RESCIND. 2899-I. CONSULTING PHYSICIAN RESPONSIBILITIES. 2899-J. CONFIRMATION OF CAPACITY; REFERRAL. 2899-K. MEDICAL RECORD DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS. 2899-L. FORM OF WRITTEN REQUEST AND WITNESS ATTESTATION. 2899-M. PROTECTION AND IMMUNITIES. 2899-N. PERMISSIBLE REFUSALS AND PROHIBITIONS. 2899-O. RELATION TO OTHER LAWS AND CONTRACTS. 2899-P. SAFE DISPOSAL OF UNUSED MEDICATIONS. 2899-Q. DEATH CERTIFICATE. 2899-R. REPORTING. 2899-S. PENALTIES. 2899-T. SEVERABILITY. S 2899-D. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE: 1. "ADULT" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07446-31-6
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