20. Accelerated death benefits. 1. For purposes of this section, "health care facility" means a hospital and residential health care facility as defined in article twenty-eight of this chapter, a home care services agency as defined in article thirty-six of this chapter, a hospice as defined in article forty of this chapter, and a continuing care retirement community as defined in article forty-six of this chapter.
2. No health care facility or practitioner shall coerce or require or attempt to coerce or require any person to accelerate payment of part or all of the death benefit or special surrender value under a life insurance policy, as authorized by paragraph one of subsection (a) of section one thousand one hundred thirteen of the insurance law, or to enter into a viatical settlement pursuant to the provisions of article seventy-eight of the insurance law, as a condition of admission, providing or continuing care.
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