1. Residential health care facilities and mental hygiene facilities shall establish procedures:

Terms Used In N.Y. Public Health Law 2991

  • 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. Public Health Law 2980
  • Health care: means any treatment, service or procedure to diagnose or treat an individual's physical or mental condition. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2980

(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 the office for people with developmental disabilities for facilities subject to their respective regulatory authorities.