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New York State Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled Surrogate Decision Making Committee Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The series consists of case files of Surrogate Decision-Making Committees (SDMC) documenting the process of obtaining informed consent for medical treatment for patients not competent to decide for themselves. The files primarily provide information on the patient's medical condition, evidence used to make decisions, and the panelists' final determinations.
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Quantity:
492 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1986-2010
Series Number:
19576

Arrangement

Numerical by case number.

19576-19: Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of case files of Surrogate Decision-Making Committees (SDMC) documenting the process of obtaining informed consent for medical treatment for patients not competent to decide for themselves (Laws of 1985, Chapter 354).

Included are informed consent request forms; hearing notices; hearing opening statements; declarations for surrogate decision making forms; outcome of medical procedure forms; hearing attendees lists; correspondence; voting sheets signed by each panel member; memos and correspondence; certifications of capacity; certifications of need for major medical treatment; and various medical documents. The files primarily provide information on the patient's medical condition, evidence used to make decisions, and the panelists' final determinations.

The files are arranged by case number, which includes the last two numbers of the calendar year, two digits for the month, and sequentially assigned numbers.

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Access Restrictions

Restricted in accordance with Mental Hygiene Law, Section 33.13, relating to confidentiality of clinical records. Archives staff will review requests for specific documents and disclose information pursuant to the State Freedom of Information Law.

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Acquistion Information

19576-12: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 96-5, 970001, 970002, 000001, 000002, 010003, 020004, 030002, and 040006.

19576-19: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 980001, 990003, 040007, 060005, 060007, 070006, 070007, 100001, 100002, 100003, 120005, and 120007.

19576-20: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 120005, 120007, and 130006.

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