1. The commissioner shall establish such regulations as may be necessary to implement this article.

Terms Used In N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-T

  • Decision-making capacity: means the ability to understand and appreciate the nature and consequences of proposed health care, including the benefits and risks of and alternatives to proposed health care, and to reach an informed decision. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Patient: means a person admitted to a hospital. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A

2. The commissioner, in consultation with the commissioners of the office of mental health and the office for people with developmental disabilities, shall promulgate regulations identifying the credentials of health care professionals qualified to provide an independent determination, pursuant to subdivision three of section twenty-nine hundred ninety-four-c of this article, that a patient lacks decision-making capacity because of mental illness or developmental disability.