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Managing a Nonhospital Order Not to Resuscitate – N.Y. Pub. Health Law § 2994-dd

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Non-hospital do not resuscitate orders (DNRs) direct emergency personnel, hospice personnel, and hospital emergency services personnel to withhold cardiopulmonary resuscitation in response to a cardiac or respiratory arrest. Physicians must document the existence of a patient’s non-hospital DNR in their medical record, review the appropriateness of this DNR at least every 90 days, and document the DNR review in the patient’s medical record. 


A patient may revoke their non-hospital DNR at any time. Such revocation must be documented in their medical record.  

Current as of June 2015