Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||
referred to health
|Feb 21, 2019||
referred to health
Senate Bill S3947
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S3947 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S3947 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3947 SPONSOR: SAVINO TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: To provide that a mentally competent, terminally ill patient may request medication to be self-administered for the purpose of hastening the patient's death provided the requirements set forth in the act are met, and to provide certain protection and immunities to health care provid- ers and other persons, including a physician who prescribes medication in compliance with the provisions of the article to the terminally ill patient to be self-administered by the patient. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 provides that this act shall be known and may be cited as the
2019-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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