|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 19, 2018||referred to health|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 05, 2018||advanced to third reading|
|Jun 04, 2018||2nd report cal.|
|May 31, 2018||1st report cal.1485|
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to health|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 13, 2017||referred to health|
delivered to assembly
|May 08, 2017||advanced to third reading|
|May 03, 2017||2nd report cal.|
|May 02, 2017||1st report cal.716|
|Jan 12, 2017||referred to health|
senate Bill S2271
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
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- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2271 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2271 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2271 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring health care facilities to respect each patient's religious beliefs with regard to the provision of care PURPOSE : Ensures patients are informed of their civil and religious liberties, and that religious beliefs are respected with regard to withholding or withdrawing life sustaining treatments. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section one amends Public Health Law (PHL) § 2803(1)(g) to require the hospital statement of rights and responsibilities to include the right to independent personal decisions pursuant to PHL § 2803-c(3)(a). Section two amends PHL § 2803-c(3)(a) to provide that healthcare facilities shall facilitate and assist patient's in exercising their civil and religious liberties including the right to independent personal decisions and knowledge of available choices. This section also provides that every patient's religious beliefs shall be respected with regard to withholding or withdrawing life sustaining treatments or discharge from a facility.
S2271 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2271 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 12, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HANNON -- 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 requiring health care facilities to respect each patient's religious beliefs with regard to the provision of care THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (g) of subdivision 1 of section 2803 of the public health law, as added by chapter 2 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows: (g) The commissioner shall require that every general hospital adopt and make public an identical statement of the rights and responsibil- ities of patients, including a patient complaint and quality of care review process, a right to an appropriate patient discharge plan, A RIGHT TO INDEPENDENT PERSONAL DECISIONS PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH A OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED THREE-C OF THIS ARTI- CLE and, for patients other than beneficiaries of title XVIII of the federal social security act (medicare), a right to a discharge review in accordance with section twenty-eight hundred three-i of this article. The form and content of such statement shall be determined in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the council and approved by the commissioner. A patient who requires continuing health care services in accordance with such patient's discharge plan may not be discharged until such services are secured or determined by the hospital to be reasonably available to the patient. Each general hospital shall give a copy of the statement to each patient, or the appointed personal repre- sentative of the patient at or prior to the time of admission to the general hospital, as long as the patient or the appointed personal representative of the patient receives such notice no earlier than four- teen days before admission. Such statement shall also be conspicuously posted by the hospital and shall be a part of the patient's admission EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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