2019 New York Laws
PBH - Public Health
Article 29-CC - Family Health Care Decisions Act
2994-S - Remedy.
§ 2994-s. Remedy. 1. Any hospital, attending physician or nurse practitioner that refuses to honor a health care decision by a surrogate made pursuant to this article and in accord with the standards set forth in this article shall not be entitled to compensation for treatment, services, or procedures refused by the surrogate, except that this subdivision shall not apply:
(a) when a hospital, physician or nurse practitioner exercises the rights granted by section twenty-nine hundred ninety-four-n of this article, provided that the physician, nurse practitioner or hospital promptly fulfills the obligations set forth in section twenty-nine hundred ninety-four-n of this article;
(b) while a matter is under consideration by the ethics review committee, provided that the matter is promptly referred to and considered by the committee;
(c) in the event of a dispute between individuals on the surrogate list; or
(d) if the physician, nurse practitioner or hospital prevails in any litigation concerning the surrogate's decision to refuse the treatment, services or procedure. Nothing in this section shall determine or affect how disputes among individuals on the surrogate list are resolved. 2. The remedy provided in this section is in addition to and cumulative with any other remedies available at law or in equity or by administrative proceedings to a patient, a health care agent appointed pursuant to article twenty-nine-C of this chapter, or a person authorized to make health care decisions pursuant to this article, including injunctive and declaratory relief, and any other provisions of this chapter governing fines, penalties, or forfeitures.