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2020 New York Laws
PBH - Public Health
Article 29-CC - Family Health Care Decisions Act
2994-J - Revocation of Consent.
Universal Citation: NY Pub Health L § 2994-J (2020)
§ 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 practitioner or a member of the medical or nursing staff of the revocation. 2. An attending 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 or physician assistant, informed of a revocation made pursuant to this section shall immediately notify an attending practitioner of the revocation.
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