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Florida Statutes § 401.45

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“Denial of emergency treatment; civil liability under the Raymond H. Alexander, M.D., Emergency Medical Transportation Services Act”

A person has the right to be treated by an ambulance service provider or hospital for emergency treatment.

Resuscitation may be withheld or withdrawn from a patient by an emergency medical technician or paramedic if the patient’s order not to resuscitate is presented to the emergency medical technician or paramedic. The Department of Health is authorized to develop a standardized do-not-resuscitate identification system with devices that signify, when carried or worn, that a person has an order not to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The department must consult with the Department of Elderly Affairs and the Agency for Health Care Administration.


Current as of June 2015