senate Bill S2045

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the patient self-determination act; authorizes the dispensation of lethal doses of medication to certain individuals

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Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 28, 2017 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 11, 2017 referred to health

S2045 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 28-F §§2899-d - 2899-p, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S5814

S2045 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to patient self-determination at end of life; 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.

S2045 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2045 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2045

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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 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".
  §  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.
        2899-P. SEVERABILITY.
  § 2899-D. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
  1. "ADULT" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO  IS  TWENTY-ONE  YEARS  OF  AGE  OR
OLDER.
  2. "ATTENDING PHYSICIAN" MEANS THE PHYSICIAN WHO HAS PRIMARY RESPONSI-
BILITY FOR THE CARE OF THE PATIENT AND TREATMENT OF THE PATIENT'S TERMI-
NAL DISEASE.

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

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