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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

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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.


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