N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law Section 82.11
Legal effect of decisions made with support and third party obligations


This section shall apply only to decisions made pursuant to supported decision-making agreements created in accordance with this article and following a recognized supported decision-making facilitation or education process, as prescribed by regulations governing the facilitation and education processes promulgated by the office for people with developmental disabilities. Additionally, such decisions shall be signed by a facilitator.


A decision or request made or communicated by a decision-maker with the assistance of a supporter in accordance with the provisions of a supported decision-making agreement must, notwithstanding any other provision of law, be recognized as the decision or request of the decision-maker and may be enforced by the decision-maker in law or equity on the same basis as all others.


A person, entity, or agency required to recognize and honor a decision made pursuant to a supported decision-making agreement authorized by this section may require the decision-maker to execute or endorse an attestation, as provided in paragraph three of subdivision (d) of section 82.10 of this article, as a condition of recognizing and honoring the decision.


A person, entity, or agency that receives a supported decision-making agreement must honor a decision made in accordance with the agreement, unless the person, entity, or agency has substantial cause to believe the supported decision-making agreement has been revoked, or the decision-maker is being abused, coerced, unduly influenced, or financially exploited by the supporter, or that the decision will cause the decision-maker substantial and imminent physical or financial harm. * 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.

Source: Section 82.11 — Legal effect of decisions made with support and third party obligations, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/MHY/82.­11 (updated Jul. 29, 2022; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Jul. 29, 2022

§ 82.11’s source at nysenate​.gov

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