|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||referred to health|
|Feb 13, 2015||referred to health|
senate Bill S3685
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
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S3685 - Details
S3685 - Summary
Establishes the New York end of life options act; authorizes the prescription of aid-in-dying medication to individuals with terminal illnesses; terminal illness means incurable and irreversible illness that has been medically confirmed that will result in death within six months; form must be signed by the qualified individual and by two witnesses… (view more) no liability or sanctions where the health care provider participates in good faith.
S3685 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3685 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing the "New York end of life options act" PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to make aid in dying an open, legitimate option for terminally ill individuals in New York State. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 sets out the title of this act, the "New York End of Life Options Act." Section 2 creates a new article 29-CCCC of the Public Health Law. Section provides an effective date of 90 days after the date upon which the act shall have become a law. JUSTIFICATION: This bill would give a mentally competent, terminally ill adult in New York State the option to request a prescription for aid-in-dying medication that they can take - when and whether they choose - if their suffering becomes unbearable. The medical option of aid in dying
S3685 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3685 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 13, 2015 ___________ 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 establishing the "New York end of life options act" 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 "New York end of life options act". S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new article 29-CCCC to read as follows: ARTICLE 29-CCCC NEW YORK END OF LIFE OPTIONS ACT SECTION 2994-AAA. DEFINITIONS. 2994-BBB. RIGHT TO REQUEST AID-IN-DYING MEDICATION. 2994-CCC. REQUEST PROCESS. 2994-DDD. RIGHT TO RESCIND REQUEST; REQUIREMENT TO OFFER OPPOR- TUNITY TO RESCIND. 2994-EEE. ATTENDING PHYSICIAN RESPONSIBILITIES. 2994-FFF. DEATH CERTIFICATE. 2994-GGG. CONSULTING PHYSICIAN CONFIRMATION. 2994-HHH. COUNSELING REFERRAL. 2994-III. INFORMED DECISION REQUIRED. 2994-JJJ. FORM OF REQUEST. 2994-KKK. STANDARD OF CARE. 2994-LLL. EFFECT ON CONSTRUCTION OF WILLS, CONTRACTS AND STAT- UTES. 2994-MMM. INSURANCE OR ANNUITY POLICIES. 2994-NNN. IMMUNITIES; PROHIBITIONS ON CERTAIN HEALTHCARE PROVID- ERS; NOTIFICATION; PERMISSIBLE SANCTIONS. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09219-01-5
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