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A08466 Summary:

SPONSORRules (Luster)
COSPNSRGottfried, 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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