2019 New York Laws
PBH - Public Health
Article 29-CC - Family Health Care Decisions Act
2994-L - Interinstitutional Transfers.

§ 2994-l. Interinstitutional transfers. If a patient with an order to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment is transferred from a mental hygiene facility to a hospital or from a hospital to a different hospital, any such order or plan shall remain effective until an attending physician or attending nurse practitioner first examines the transferred patient, whereupon an attending physician or attending nurse practitioner must either:

1. Issue appropriate orders to continue the prior order or plan. Such orders may be issued without obtaining another consent to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment pursuant to this article; or

2. Cancel such order, if the attending physician or attending nurse practitioner determines that the order is no longer appropriate or authorized. Before canceling the order the attending physician or attending nurse practitioner shall make reasonable efforts to notify the person who made the decision to withhold or withdraw treatment and the hospital staff directly responsible for the patient's care of any such cancellation. If such notice cannot reasonably be made prior to canceling the order or plan, the attending physician or attending nurse practitioner shall make such notice as soon as reasonably practicable after cancellation.


Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. New York may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.