senate Bill S1869

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes nurse practitioners to execute orders not to resuscitate and orders relating to life sustaining treatments

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Jan 11, 2017 referred to health


S1869 - Details

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Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
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S1869 - Summary

Authorizes nurse practitioners to execute orders not to resuscitate and orders relating to life sustaining treatments.

S1869 - Sponsor Memo

S1869 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2017

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to authorizing  nurse
  practitioners to execute orders not to resuscitate and orders pertain-
  ing to life sustaining treatments


  Section 1. Section 2960 of the public health law, as added by  chapter
818 of the laws of 1987, is amended to read as follows:
  S  2960. Legislative findings and purpose. The legislature finds that,
although cardiopulmonary resuscitation  has  proved  invaluable  in  the
prevention of sudden, unexpected death, it is appropriate for an attend-
ing physician OR ATTENDING NURSE PRACTITIONER, in certain circumstances,
to  issue  an  order  not  to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation of a
patient where appropriate consent has  been  obtained.  The  legislature
further  finds  that there is a need to clarify and establish the rights
and obligations of patients, their families, and health  care  providers
regarding  cardiopulmonary  resuscitation and the issuance of orders not
to resuscitate.
  S 2. Subdivisions 2, 5 and 20 of section 2961  of  the  public  health
law,  subdivisions  2 and 5 as amended by chapter 8 of the laws of 2010,
and subdivision 20 as added by chapter 818 of the laws of  1987  and  as
renumbered  by  chapter 370 of the laws of 1991, are amended and two new
subdivisions 2-a and 16 are added to read as follows:
  2. "Attending physician" means the physician selected by  or  assigned
to a patient in a hospital who has primary responsibility for the treat-
ment and care of the patient. Where more than one physician AND/OR NURSE
PRACTITIONER  shares  such  responsibility,  any such physician OR NURSE
PRACTITIONER may act as the attending physician OR ATTENDING NURSE PRAC-
TITIONER pursuant to this article.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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