|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 28, 2017||recommit, enacting clause stricken|
|Jan 11, 2017||referred to health|
senate Bill S2045
Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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:
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
BILL NUMBER: S2045 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public health law, in relation to patient self-determination at end of life PURPOSE : To provide that a physician who prescribes in compliance with the provisions of this article medication to a terminally ill patient to be self-administered for the purpose of hastening the patient's death will not be subject to civil or criminal liability or professional disciplinary action. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 provides that this act shall be "Patient Self-Determination Act."known and may be cited as the Section 2 amends the Public Health Law by Patient Self-Determination Act, comprised adding a new article 28-F, the of the following sections: § 2899-d sets forth definitions. § 2899-e sets forth the circumstances in which an adult may make a written request for medication for the purpose of ending his or her
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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