2017 New York Laws
MHY - Mental Hygiene
Title E - General Provisions
Article 79 - Proceedings Relative to Incompetent Veterans and Infant Wards of the United States Veterans' Administration
79.39 - Recognition of Veterans' Administration as a Party in Interest.
79.39 Recognition of veterans' administration as a party in interest.
(a) With respect to benefits from the administration or the income therefrom, the administrator of the United States veterans' administration or his duly authorized attorney, for the purpose of bringing any action, or otherwise appearing, in behalf of a ward of the administration to whom benefits from said administration may accrue, shall be recognized as a party in interest and entitled to all the rights and privileges of a party.
(b) In addition to any official authorized by law to administer oaths, any attorney or field representative employed by the United States veterans' administration shall be authorized to administer any oath required in any court proceeding wherein such administration is a party in interest, as provided in subdivision (a). The certification, on any affidavit, instrument, or document, as to an oath taken by any such attorney or field representative of the United States veterans' administration pursuant to the authority of this section, shall contain a statement of the title of the office or employment of such attorney or field representative in such administration.