New York State Public Health Law requires that nasogastric tubes for patient feeding must be the smallest possible and not exceed 12 Fr in diameter unless medically indicated.*

In addition, the feeding tube must be made of a soft, flexible material and specifically manufactured for nasogastric feeding.*

* New York State Department of Health. New York Codes, Rules and Regulations, Title 10. https://regs.health.ny.gov/content/section-41512-quality-care. Accessed May 28, 2019