(755 ILCS 40/55)
(from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 851-55)
Preservation of existing rights.
of this Act are cumulative with existing law regarding an
individual's right to consent or refuse to consent to medical
treatment. The provisions of this Act shall not impair any
existing rights or responsibilities that a health care provider, a
patient, including a minor or a patient lacking decisional
capacity, or a patient's family may have in regard to the
withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, including
any rights to seek judicial review of decisions regarding
life-sustaining treatment under the common law or statutes of this
State to the extent they are not inconsistent with the provisions
of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-749.)