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A09081 Summary:

BILL NO    A09081C

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Rules (Luster)

COSPNSR    Seddio, Eve, Lavelle, Ortiz, Dinowitz, Eddington, Clark, Cook,
           Cymbrowitz, Glick, Gordon, Green,Hooper, Jacobs, Mayersohn, McEneny,


Amd S1.03, add Art 35 S35.01, Ment Hyg L

Requires the director of a facility proposing to administer electroconvulsive
therapy to a patient to consult with an independent psychologist and the
patient's physician to determine if the patient has the capacity to provide
informed consent to such therapy; provides that if patient has capacity to
provide informed consent, such patient shall be given information on such
therapy, have five days to decide to grant consent, sign a consent form and be
informed that consent may be withdrawn at any time; if a patient lacks capacity
to provide informed consent and such therapy is warranted, then such director
must apply to supreme court or county court for authorization to administer
such therapy.
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