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Opposing the Reintroduced Grieving Families Act / Wrongful Death Bill (A.6698/S.6636)

Updated: Jun 6, 2023

Update 6/5/23: This bill has passed the NYS Assembly and is on the agenda for a vote in the NYS Senate on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. Please contact your Senator and Senate Leader to ask for their opposition to this bill.

Action Needed

Healthcare Professionals: This is a matter of utmost importance that directly impacts your profession and the patients you serve.

Recently, a bill that was previously vetoed by Governor Hochul has resurfaced in the form of a newly reintroduced bill (A.6698/S.6636). This bill seeks to expand damages awarded in wrongful death cases, which could have severe consequences for our healthcare community. It threatens to escalate liability insurance premiums, further burdening your practices and hindering your ability to provide quality care to your patients.

New York State's healthcare professionals have a responsibility to advocate for policies that not only protect the interests of your profession but also prioritize the well-being of your patients. It is crucial that we join forces to oppose this bill and ensure that our legislators understand the detrimental impact it could have on healthcare providers and the accessibility of your services.

Use button below to visit the MSSNY website and make your voice heard. You will find a form allowing you to contact your legislators and express your opposition to the reintroduced bill.

Our collective voice is powerful, and by coming together, we can make a significant impact. We urge you to act swiftly and contact your legislators today, emphasizing the negative consequences this bill could have on your profession and the patients who depend on you for their healthcare needs.

View a presentation by Dr. Mehta presented during a MSSNY meeting on June 1st, 2023

Presentation on GFA act
Download PDF • 10.38MB

In addition to contacting your local representatives, you can also voice your opposition to New York's legislative leadership. Your calls and messages can have a significant impact. Please find the contact details below:

  • Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Senate Majority Leader: 518-455-2585 or 518-455-2715.

We greatly appreciate your engagement and willingness to stand up for your profession.

*** Please also share this message and request with your colleagues. Our strength is in our numbers.


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