assembly Bill A3598

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes the New York end of life options act

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Jan 27, 2017 referred to health

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A3598 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 29-CCCC ยงยง2994-aaa - 2994-qqq, Pub Health L

A3598 - 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.

A3598 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3598

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 27, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ROSENTHAL, GOTTFRIED, STECK, HOOPER, ORTIZ, HEVE-
  SI  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO -- read once and referred
  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-CCCCC
to read as follows:

                            ARTICLE 29-CCCCC
                    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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05456-01-7

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