NONHOSPITAL ORDERS NOT TO RESUSCITATE

Section 800.90 - Non-hospital orders not to resuscitate

800.90 Non-hospital orders not to resuscitate. (a) A non-hospital order not to resuscitate shall consist of a form issued by the department bearing the name of the person to whom the order applies, that person's date of birth, the issuing physician's signature and a hand-printed or typewritten name and license number, and the date of issuance.

(b) A DNR bracelet shall consist of a piece of metal no less than 1.5 inches in length and no less than one-half inch in width with the symbol commonly referred to as the caduceus on the obverse and the words Do Not Resuscitate in letters of no less than 16 point size on the reverse. The ends of the piece of metal shall be linked to one another with material of sufficient strength as to be serviceable for ordinary use. A caduceus is a representation of a staff with one entwined snake and one wing at the top.

(c) DNR bracelets may be sold for use only by persons who have been issued a valid nonhospital order not to resuscitate.
 

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, March 24, 1993
Doc Status: 
Complete