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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 66. Regulations Governing Durable Do Not Resuscitate Orders

12VAC5-66-50. Authorized alternate Durable DNR jewelry.

The board authorizes the use of Alternate Durable DNR jewelry in conjunction with the issuance of a Durable DNR Order. These Alternate Durable DNR jewelry items shall be uniquely-designed and uniquely-identifiable bracelets and necklaces that are available only from a vendor approved by the Virginia Department of Health, Office of EMS. The Alternate Durable DNR jewelry must be purchased from the approved vendor by the person to whom a Durable DNR Order Form applies, or the person authorized to consent on the patient's behalf. An original Durable DNR Order Form must be obtained from a physician and provided to the vendor in order to receive Alternate Durable DNR jewelry. Such a necklace or bracelet may be utilized either to validate the Durable DNR Order Form or in place of an original Durable DNR Order Form in the event that the original order is not readily available at the site where the person to whom the order applies is found. In order to be honored by qualified health care personnel in place of the standard Durable DNR Order Form, the Alternate Durable DNR jewelry must contain the minimum information approved by the State Board of Health in 12VAC5-66-60.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-111.4 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 12, eff. March 27, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 21, eff. July 20, 2011.

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