WHO MiNDbank: More Inclusiveness Needed in Disability and Development

A database of resources covering mental health, substance abuse, disability, general health, human rights and development

New York Code - Mental Hygiene - Article 80 - (80.01 - 80.13) Surrogate Decision-making for Medical Care and Treatment

The New York State Legislature Country Resources Capacity related legislation New York 31 December 1986 Legislation/regulation advanced directives, guardian, legal capacity

This translation feature uses a third-party service. Please be advised that the machine-translated content may not be accurate. Translation only applies to this page and is not available for downloaded files or external links.

Print

Description

The legislature further finds and declares that the public
interest will be served by the establishment of a statewide
quasi-judicial surrogate decision-making process, which would determine
patient capacity to consent to or refuse medical treatment and assess
whether the proposed treatment promotes the patient's best interests,
consistent with the patient's values and preferences.

Content

Download
English, 100.1 kB pdf

WHO collates and provides external links to resources focusing on mental health, disability, general health, human rights and development but does not specifically endorse particular laws, policies, plans or other documents from countries or organisations. WHO also does not warrant that the information in this record is correct or refers to the most up-to-date version. Please read the site disclaimer for further details. If this record contains an error or is outdated, please notify us.