assembly Bill A7277

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status Via S1869 - Delivered to Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 17, 2017 delivered to governor
Jun 13, 2017 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.245
substituted for a7277a
Jun 13, 2017 substituted by s1869a
May 15, 2017 amended on third reading 7277a
Apr 27, 2017 advanced to third reading cal.245
Apr 25, 2017 reported
Apr 17, 2017 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

A7277 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1869
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Pub Health L, generally
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A9859, S6314

A7277 - Summary

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

A7277 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7277

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 17, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. GOTTFRIED, D'URSO -- read once and referred 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

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  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.
                                                           LBD02551-01-7

Co-Sponsors

A7277A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1869
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Pub Health L, generally
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A9859, S6314

A7277A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A7277A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7277--A
                                                        Cal. No. 245

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 17, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. GOTTFRIED, D'URSO, LUPARDO, McDONALD, LIFTON,
  HUNTER -- read once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --
  reported  from  committee,  advanced  to  a third reading, amended and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading

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

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02551-02-7

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