Supporting Family Health Care Decisions

FHCDA Passed

And Signed

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 wishes. Press Release.

Read Coalition's Press Release.

Read Gov. Paterson's Statement.

Read NY Times article, here.

Assembly version A.7729 was passed on January 20, 2010. Senate version, S.3164 passed on February 24, 2010

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