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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 190

Effective - 28 Aug 2020, 2 histories bottom

  190.612.  Emergency medical services personnel to comply with order, when — physician to transfer patient, when. — 1.  Emergency medical services personnel are authorized to comply with the outside the hospital do-not-resuscitate protocol when presented with an outside the hospital do-not-resuscitate identification or an outside the hospital do-not-resuscitate order.  However, emergency medical services personnel shall not comply with an outside the hospital do-not-resuscitate order or the outside the hospital do-not-resuscitate protocol when the patient or patient's representative expresses to such personnel in any manner, before or after the onset of a cardiac or respiratory arrest, the desire to be resuscitated.

  2.  Emergency medical services personnel are authorized to comply with the outside the hospital do-not-resuscitate protocol when presented with an outside the hospital do-not-resuscitate order from another state, the District of Columbia, or a territory of the United States if such order is on a standardized written form:

  (1)  Signed by the patient or the patient's representative and a physician who is licensed to practice in the other state, the District of Columbia, or the territory of the United States; and

  (2)  Such form has been previously reviewed and approved by the department of health and senior services to authorize emergency medical services personnel to withhold or withdraw cardiopulmonary resuscitation from the patient in the event of a cardiac or respiratory arrest.

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Emergency medical services personnel shall not comply with an outside the hospital do-not-resuscitate order from another state, the District of Columbia, or a territory of the United States or the outside the hospital do-not-resuscitate protocol when the patient or patient's representative expresses to such personnel in any manner, before or after the onset of a cardiac or respiratory arrest, the desire to be resuscitated.

  3.  If a physician or a health care facility other than a hospital admits or receives a patient with an outside the hospital do-not-resuscitate identification or an outside the hospital do-not-resuscitate order, and the patient or patient's representative has not expressed or does not express to the physician or health care facility the desire to be resuscitated, and the physician or health care facility is unwilling or unable to comply with the outside the hospital do-not-resuscitate order, the physician or health care facility shall take all reasonable steps to transfer the patient to another physician or health care facility where the outside the hospital do-not-resuscitate order will be complied with.

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(L. 2007 H.B. 182, A.L. 2020 H.B. 1682)


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