2017 New York Laws
PBH - Public Health
Article 29-C - Health Care Agents and Proxies
2991 - Creation and Use of Proxies in Residential Health Care and Mental Hygiene Facilities.
2991. Creation and use of proxies in residential health care and mental hygiene facilities. 1. Residential health care facilities and mental hygiene facilities shall establish procedures:
(a) to provide information to adult residents about their right to create a health care proxy under this article;
(b) to educate adult residents about the authority delegated under a health care proxy, what a proxy may include or omit, and how a proxy is created and revoked;
(c) to help ensure that each resident who creates a proxy while residing at the facility does so voluntarily.
2. Such procedures shall be established in accordance with regulations issued by the commissioners of health, mental health, and mental retardation and developmental disabilities for facilities subject to their respective regulatory authorities.