assembly Bill A5261C

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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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 19, 2016 print number 5261c
Jan 19, 2016 amend and recommit to health
Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
Jun 05, 2015 print number 5261b
Jun 05, 2015 amend and recommit to health
Jun 03, 2015 print number 5261a
Jun 03, 2015 amend and recommit to health
Feb 13, 2015 referred to health

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A5261 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5814
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 28-F §§2899-d - 2899-p, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2045

A5261 - Summary

Relates to the patient self-determination act; 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.

A5261 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5261

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, DINOWITZ, GALEF, ZEBROWSKI -- Multi-Spon-
  sored  by  --  M.  of  A.   CROUCH, DUPREY, SKARTADOS -- read once and
  referred 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. RIGHT TO INFORMATION.
        2899-F. IMMUNITY.
        2899-G. NO DUTY TO AID.
        2899-H. LIMITATIONS ON ACTIONS.
        2899-I. HEALTH CARE FACILITY EXCEPTIONS.
        2899-J. INSURANCE POLICIES; PROHIBITIONS.
        2899-K. NO EFFECT ON PALLIATIVE SEDATION.
        2899-L. PROTECTION OF PATIENT CHOICE AT END OF LIFE.
        2899-M. SAFE DISPOSAL OF UNUSED MEDICATIONS.
        2899-N. STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION.
  S 2899-D. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
  1.  "BONA  FIDE  PHYSICIAN-PATIENT  RELATIONSHIP"  MEANS A TREATING OR
CONSULTING RELATIONSHIP IN THE COURSE OF WHICH A PHYSICIAN HAS COMPLETED
A FULL ASSESSMENT OF THE PATIENT'S MEDICAL HISTORY AND  CURRENT  MEDICAL
CONDITION, INCLUDING A PERSONAL PHYSICAL EXAMINATION.
  2. "CAPABLE" MEANS THAT A PATIENT HAS THE ABILITY TO MAKE AND COMMUNI-
CATE  HEALTH  CARE  DECISIONS  TO  A  PHYSICIAN, INCLUDING COMMUNICATION

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07446-01-5

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Multi-Sponsors

A5261A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5814
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 28-F §§2899-d - 2899-p, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2045

A5261A - Summary

Relates to the patient self-determination act; 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.

A5261A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5261--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. PAULIN, DINOWITZ, GALEF, ZEBROWSKI, GOTTFRIED,
  BLAKE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  BRAUNSTEIN,  CROUCH,  DUPREY,
  SKARTADOS  --  read  once  and  referred to the Committee on Health --
  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.  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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07446-04-5

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A5261B - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5814
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 28-F §§2899-d - 2899-p, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2045

A5261B - Summary

Relates to the patient self-determination act; 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.

A5261B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5261--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. PAULIN, DINOWITZ, GALEF, ZEBROWSKI, GOTTFRIED,
  BLAKE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  BRAUNSTEIN,  CROUCH,  DUPREY,
  SKARTADOS  --  read  once  and  referred to the Committee on Health --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted  to  said  committee -- again reported from said committee
  with amendments, 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.  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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07446-06-5

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A5261C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5814
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 28-F §§2899-d - 2899-p, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2045

A5261C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the patient self-determination act; 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.

A5261C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5261--C

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. PAULIN, DINOWITZ, GALEF, ZEBROWSKI, GOTTFRIED,
  BLAKE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  BRAUNSTEIN,  CROUCH,  DUPREY,
  SKARTADOS  --  read  once  and  referred to the Committee on Health --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted  to  said  committee -- again reported from said committee
  with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to  said
  committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Health in accordance with
  Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07446-23-6

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