A few days ago,New York Senator Patrick GallivanintroducedS.B. 4830 . This bill would require the provision of a model health care proxy form, living will or other comparable materials to individuals applying for medical assistance. As I have written before, these sorts of measures are wholly appropriate. ACP should be promoted in at least the ways that organ donation and NOKRs already are. Here is the text of the bill:
Every person making application for medical assistance, and every person on whose behalf an application is made, shall, if interested, be given the New York state Department of Health model health care proxy form, living will or comparable materials and instructions by the person taking the application, except where doing so would impede the immediate provision of health care services.