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SECTION 2969
Revocation of consent to order not to resuscitate
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 29-B
§ 2969. Revocation of consent to order not to resuscitate. 1. A person
may, at any time, revoke his or her consent to an order not to
resuscitate himself or herself by making either a written or an oral
declaration to a physician or member of the nursing staff at the
hospital where he or she is being treated, or by any other act
evidencing a specific intent to revoke such consent.

2. Any surrogate, parent, or legal guardian may at any time revoke his
or her consent to an order not to resuscitate a patient by (a) notifying
a physician or member of the nursing staff of the revocation of consent
in writing, dated and signed, or (b) orally notifying the attending
practitioner in the presence of a witness eighteen years of age or
older.

3. Any physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant who is
informed of or provided with a revocation of consent pursuant to this
section shall immediately include the revocation in the patient's chart,
cancel the order, and notify the hospital staff responsible for the
patient's care of the revocation and cancellation. Any member of the
nursing staff, other than a nurse practitioner or physician assistant,
who is informed of or provided with a revocation of consent pursuant to
this section shall immediately notify a physician, nurse practitioner or
physician assistant of such revocation.