senate Bill S3947

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the medical aid in dying act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Feb 21, 2019 referred to health

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S3947 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2694
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 28-F §§2899-d - 2899-s, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7579, A10059
2017-2018: S3151, A2383

S3947 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the medical aid in dying act; relates to a terminally ill patient's request for and use of medication for medical aid in dying.

S3947 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3947 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3947

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. SAVINO, RIVERA, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, SEPULVEDA -- 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 a terminally ill
  patient's request for and use of medication for medical aid in dying

  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 "medical
aid in dying act".
  § 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new article 28-F  to
read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 28-F
                          MEDICAL AID IN DYING
SECTION 2899-D. DEFINITIONS.
        2899-E. REQUEST PROCESS.
        2899-F. ATTENDING PHYSICIAN RESPONSIBILITIES.
        2899-G. RIGHT  TO RESCIND REQUEST; REQUIREMENT TO OFFER OPPORTU-
                  NITY TO RESCIND.
        2899-H. CONSULTING PHYSICIAN RESPONSIBILITIES.
        2899-I. REFERRAL TO MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.
        2899-J. MEDICAL RECORD DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS.
        2899-K. FORM OF WRITTEN REQUEST AND WITNESS ATTESTATION.
        2899-L. PROTECTION AND IMMUNITIES.
        2899-M. PERMISSIBLE REFUSALS AND PROHIBITIONS.
        2899-N. RELATION TO OTHER LAWS AND CONTRACTS.
        2899-O. SAFE DISPOSAL OF UNUSED MEDICATIONS.
        2899-P. DEATH CERTIFICATE.
        2899-Q. REPORTING.
        2899-R. PENALTIES.
        2899-S. SEVERABILITY.
  § 2899-D. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:

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

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