The primary goal of this presentation is to educate attendees about current bills concerning the end of life, primary in New York. These include the Medical Aid in Dying Act and a bill to ensure that patients are not provided unwanted nutrition and hydration, among other bills. Additionally, existing legislation, the Palliative Care Information Act and Palliative Care Access Act, will be discussed.

Join David C. Leven to discuss this topic on Sunday, 11/10/19, at 10:30 a.m.

David is the Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Consultant of End of Life Choices New York – an organization that seeks to ensure that patients have their health care wishes honored at the end of life and that they receive quality care, while not receiving unwanted care. An advocate for patients and an expert on advance care planning, patient rights, palliative care and end-of-life issues, including aid in dying, Mr. Leven has played a leadership role in having legislation introduced and enacted in New York to improve pain, palliative and end-of-life care.

A graduate of the University of Rochester and Syracuse University College of Law, Mr. Leven is a recipient of numerous awards including the Westchester Civil Liberties Union, Civil Liberties Award and the Public Interest Law Award of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Public Interest Law. He is a past Distinguished Lawyer in Residence at Touro Law School.