An order not to resuscitate shall be written in the patient‘s medical record. Consent to an order not to resuscitate shall not constitute consent to withhold or withdraw treatment other than cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Terms Used In N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-I

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: means measures, as specified in regulations promulgated by the commissioner, to restore cardiac function or to support ventilation in the event of a cardiac or respiratory arrest. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Order not to resuscitate: means an order not to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the event a patient suffers cardiac or respiratory arrest. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A
  • Patient: means a person admitted to a hospital. See N.Y. Public Health Law 2994-A