2019 New York Laws
PBH - Public Health
Article 29-CC - Family Health Care Decisions Act
2994-J - Revocation of Consent.
§ 2994-j. Revocation of consent. 1. A patient, surrogate, or parent or guardian of a minor patient may at any time revoke his or her consent to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment by informing an attending physician, attending nurse practitioner or a member of the medical or nursing staff of the revocation. 2. An attending physician or attending nurse practitioner informed of a revocation of consent made pursuant to this section shall immediately:
(a) record the revocation in the patient's medical record;
(b) cancel any orders implementing the decision to withhold or withdraw treatment; and
(c) notify the hospital staff directly responsible for the patient's care of the revocation and any cancellations. 3. Any member of the medical or nursing staff, other than a nurse practitioner, informed of a revocation made pursuant to this section shall immediately notify an attending physician or attending nurse practitioner of the revocation.