N.Y. Public Health Law Section 2994-J
Revocation of consent


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.


An attending practitioner informed of a revocation of consent made pursuant to this section shall immediately:


record the revocation in the patient’s medical record;


cancel any orders implementing the decision to withhold or withdraw treatment; and


notify the hospital staff directly responsible for the patient’s care of the revocation and any cancellations.


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.

Source: Section 2994-J — Revocation of consent, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/2994-J (updated Jun. 19, 2020; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Jun. 19, 2020

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