§ 2980 Definitions
§ 2981 Appointment of Health Care Agent; Health Care Proxy
§ 2982 Rights and Duties of Agent
§ 2983 Determination of Lack of Capacity to Make Health Care Decisions for the Purpose of Empowering Agent
§ 2984 Provider’S Obligations
§ 2985 Revocation
§ 2986 Immunity
§ 2987 Liability for Health Care Costs
§ 2988 Requiring or Prohibiting Execution of Proxy
§ 2989 Effect On Other Rights
§ 2990 Proxies Executed in Other States
§ 2991 Creation and Use of Proxies in Residential Health Care and Mental Hygiene Facilities
§ 2992 Special Proceeding Authorized
§ 2993 Regulations
§ 2994 Rights to Be Publicized

Terms Used In New York Laws > Public Health > Article 29-C

  • Adult: means any person who is eighteen years of age or older, or is the parent of a child, or has married. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 7-606
  • agent: means an adult to whom authority to make health care decisions is delegated under a health care proxy. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 7-606
  • Attending physician: means the physician, selected by or assigned to a patient, who has primary responsibility for the treatment and care of the patient. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 7-606
  • Capacity to make health care decisions: means the ability to understand and appreciate the nature and consequences of health care decisions, including the benefits and risks of and alternatives to any proposed health care, and to reach an informed decision. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 7-606
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Health care: means any treatment, service or procedure to diagnose or treat an individual's physical or mental condition. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 7-606
  • Health care decision: means any decision to consent or refuse to consent to health care. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 7-606
  • Health care provider: means an individual or facility licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized or permitted by law to administer health care in the ordinary course of business or professional practice. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 7-606
  • Health care proxy: means a document delegating the authority to make health care decisions, executed in accordance with the requirements of this article. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 7-606
  • Hospital: means a general hospital as defined in subdivision ten of section two thousand eight hundred one of this chapter and a residential health care facility as defined in subdivision three of section two thousand eight hundred one of this chapter, and a mental hygiene facility as defined in subdivision ten of this section and a hospice as defined in subdivision one of section four thousand two of this chapter. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 7-606
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Life-sustaining treatment: means any medical treatment or procedure without which the patient will die within a relatively short time, as determined by an attending physician to a reasonable degree of medical certainty. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 7-606
  • Mental hygiene facility: means a residential facility, excluding family care homes, operated or licensed by the office of mental health or the office of mental retardation and developmental disabilities. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 7-606
  • Mental illness: means a mental illness as defined in subdivision twenty of section 1. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 7-606
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Principal: means a person who has executed a health care proxy. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 7-606
  • Qualified psychiatrist: means , for the purposes of this article, a physician licensed to practice medicine in New York state who: (a) is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or is eligible to be certified by that board; or (b) is certified by the

    American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry or is eligible to be certified by that board. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 7-606

  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reasonably available: means that a person to be contacted can be contacted with diligent efforts by an attending physician or another person acting on behalf of the attending physician or the hospital. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 7-606
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.