On March 16,2010, Governor Paterson signed the Family Health Care
Decisions Act (FHCDA) into law which allows family members to make health
care decisions on behalf of patients who lose their ability to make such
decisions and have not prepared advance directives regarding their
Times article, here.
A.7729 was passed on January 20, 2010.
S.3164 passed on February 24, 2010
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