senate Bill S6356

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to health care decisions for adult patients without surrogates

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Current Bill Status Via A1124 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 12, 2019 signed chap.622
Dec 06, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1452
substituted for s6356
Jun 17, 2019 substituted by a1124
ordered to third reading cal.1452
Jun 06, 2019 referred to rules

S6356 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1124
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2994-g, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A5705

S6356 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that health care decisions regarding routine medical treatment for adult patients without surrogates are not required to be reviewed by an ethics committee.

S6356 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6356 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6356

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  decisions  about
  routine  medical  treatment  for  hospice patients without a surrogate
  decision maker

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Paragraph (c) of subdivision 5-a of section 2994-g of the
public health law, as added by chapter 430  of  the  laws  of  2017,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (c)  The  ethics review committee of the general hospital, residential
health care facility or hospice, as applicable, including at  least  one
physician  or  nurse  practitioner  who  is  not the patient's attending
physician or attending nurse  practitioner,  or  a  court  of  competent
jurisdiction, must review the decision and determine that it is consist-
ent  with such standards for surrogate decisions. THIS REQUIREMENT SHALL
NOT APPLY TO DECISIONS ABOUT ROUTINE MEDICAL TREATMENT.  SUCH  DECISIONS
SHALL BE GOVERNED BY SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03525-01-9

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