2019 New York Laws
PBH - Public Health
Article 29-CC - Family Health Care Decisions Act
2994-Q - Effect on Other Rights.

§ 2994-q. Effect on other rights. 1. Nothing in this article creates, expands, diminishes, impairs, or supersedes any authority that an individual may have under law to make or express decisions, wishes, or instructions regarding health care on his or her own behalf, including decisions about life-sustaining treatment.

2. Nothing in this article shall affect existing law concerning implied consent to health care in an emergency.

3. Nothing in this article is intended to permit or promote suicide, assisted suicide, or euthanasia.

4. This article shall not affect existing law with respect to sterilization.

5. Nothing in this article diminishes the duty of parents and legal guardians under existing law to consent to treatment for minors.


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