Mental Hygiene Law Section 82.08
Eligibility and resignation of supporters
(a)A supporter shall be any adult chosen by the decision-maker; if the supporter chosen by the decision-maker is an employee of a provider from whom the decision-maker receives services, the employee and the provider shall follow the requirements set out in regulations promulgated by the office for people with developmental disabilities, or other appropriate regulatory body which address those circumstances, with attention paid to relative labor law and employment obligations and possible conflicts of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest.
(b)An individual who has been chosen by the decision-maker to be a supporter, or who has entered into a supported decision-making agreement as a supporter, shall be deemed ineligible to act, or continue to serve as supporter upon the occurrence of any of the following:
1.a court authorizes a protective order or restraining order against the supporter on request of or on behalf of the decision-maker; or
2.the local department of social services has found that the supporter has committed abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or physical coercion against the decision-maker as such terms are defined in section 82.02 of this article.
(c)A supporter may resign as supporter by written or oral notice to the decision-maker and the remaining supporters.
(d)If the supported decision-making agreement includes more than one supporter or is amended to replace the supporter who is ineligible under subdivision (b) of this section or resigns under subdivision (c) of this section, the supported decision-making agreement shall survive for the remaining supporters, unless it is otherwise revoked under section 82.07 of this article.
(e)If the supported decision-making agreement does not include more than one supporter, and is not amended to replace the supporter who becomes ineligible under subdivision (b) of this section or resigns under subdivision (c) of this section, the supported decision-making agreement shall be considered terminated. * NB Effective 90 days from the date that the regulations issued in accordance with § 1 of chapter 481 of 2022 appear in the New York State Register or the date such regulations are adopted, whichever is later.
Section 82.08 — Eligibility and resignation of supporters,
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/MHY/82.08 (updated Jul. 29, 2022; accessed Dec. 9, 2023).