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A08466 Summary:

BILL NO    A08466D


SPONSOR    Rules (Luster)

COSPNSR    Gottfried, Canestrari, Hoyt, Destito, Dinowitz, Koon, Aubry, Brown,
           Cohen A, Cohen M, Cook,Englebright, Espaillat, Galef, Gordon, Green,
           Jacobs, John, Kaufman, Lafayette, Lavelle, McEneny,Millman, Ortiz,
           Pheffer, Seddio, Sidikman, Tonko, Weisenberg


Amd S1750, add S1750-b, SCPA

Enacts the "health care decisions act for persons with mental retardation";
which provides for the certification, prior to the appointment of a guardian
for a mentally retarded person, of whether such person has the capacity to make
his or her own health care decisions; authorizes and regulates health care
decision making by guardians on behalf of mentally retarded persons; requires
guardians to make all decisions based upon the best interests of the mentally
retarded person; authorizes guardians to withhold or withdraw life sustaining
treatment under limited and restricted situations; provides for commencement of
a special proceeding to challenge the determinations of guardians.
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