Last updated on: 1/7/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

New York State Department of Health Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Jan. 7, 2012

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“The Department of Health is charged with the protection and promotion of the health of New Yorkers through prevention, science and the assurance of quality health care delivery. The Department is the principal State agency that oversees the Medicaid Program and other public health insurance programs.

The Department operates health care facilities including Helen Hayes Hospital, four veteran’s nursing homes, and the Wadsworth Laboratories. In addition, DOH conducts oversight of health professionals and all other health care facilities to ensure that high quality, cost effective, health care alternatives are provided throughout the State.”

New York State Division of the Budget, “Health, Department of: Mission,” www.publications.budget.ny.gov (accessed Jan. 7, 2013)

Mission:

“We protect, improve and promote the health, productivity and well being of all New Yorkers.”

New York State Department of Health, “Mission, Vision, Values–New York State Department of Health,” www.health.ny.gov/commissioner/mvv.htm, May 2012

Other:
None found
Quoted in:
  1. Would Financial Motivations Encourage Insurance Companies and Health Care Providers to Promote Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide?