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SECTION 20
Accelerated death benefits
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 1, TITLE 2
§ 20. Accelerated death benefits. 1. For purposes of this section,
"health care facility" means a hospital and residential health care
facility as defined in article twenty-eight of this chapter, a home care
services agency as defined in article thirty-six of this chapter, a
hospice as defined in article forty of this chapter, and a continuing
care retirement community as defined in article forty-six of this
chapter.

2. No health care facility or practitioner shall coerce or require or
attempt to coerce or require any person to accelerate payment of part or
all of the death benefit or special surrender value under a life
insurance policy, as authorized by paragraph one of subsection (a) of
section one thousand one hundred thirteen of the insurance law, or to
enter into a viatical settlement pursuant to the provisions of article
seventy-eight of the insurance law, as a condition of admission,
providing or continuing care.