senate Bill S7579

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the medical aid in dying act

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May 10, 2016 referred to health

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S7579 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10059
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 28-F §§2899-d - 2899-t, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S3151, A2383
2019-2020: S3947, A2694

S7579 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the medical aid in dying act; relates to a terminally ill patient's request for and use of medication for medical aid in dying.

S7579 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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