assembly Bill A198

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring the commissioner of health to conduct a study relating to medical aid in dying

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

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A198 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Health
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10376
2019-2020: A30

A198 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the commissioner of health to conduct a study relating to medical aid in dying in the event that New York state allows for medical aid in dying.

A198 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    198
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CAHILL, SEAWRIGHT, ZEBROWSKI, BARRON, GLICK,
   BICHOTTE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, DICKENS -- read  once
   and referred to the Committee on Health
 
 AN  ACT in relation to requiring the commissioner of health to conduct a
   study relating to medical aid in dying
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  (a)  The  commissioner of health is hereby authorized and
 directed  to  study  the  issues,  implications,  practices,   licensure
 requirements and other topics related to medical aid in dying.
   (b)  The  study  shall  include,  but not be limited to, the following
 topics related to medical aid in dying:  statutes  currently  in  effect
 across  the United States and elsewhere; program implementation; written
 and oral request processes; rescission of a patient's request;  existing
 clinical  criteria  used by physicians to determine whether a patient is
 eligible; the specific type of physicians or medical  professionals  who
 are  legally  authorized  to respond to a patient's inquiries or request
 for the end-of-life medication or assistance; the physicians'  responsi-
 bilities  and  duties;  the  consulting physician's responsibilities and
 duties; the referral process to mental health professionals; the type of
 medical record documentation requirements; how physicians respond  to  a
 patient's inquiry; how physicians assess patients' decision making capa-
 bilities;  the  use  of  an  interpreter  in  circumstances where one is
 requested, required or appropriate;  procedures  administered  including
 the  types and doses of prescription medications provided if any; infor-
 mation statistical and other regarding people who have used medical  aid
 in  dying;  an  appraisal  of  reported abuse, if any, of medical aid in
 dying; regular reporting requirements; issues involving health  or  life
 insurance  coverage;  an  examination of current hospice services across

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