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

12VAC5-66-60. Other DNR Orders.

A. Nothing in these regulations shall be construed to preclude licensed health care practitioners from following any Other Do Not Resuscitate Order in accordance with the applicable policies and procedures of the health care facility in which they practice.

B. Qualified health care personnel are authorized to honor any Other Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Order as if it were a Durable Do Not Resuscitate Order when the patient is currently admitted to a hospital or other qualified health care facility or is in transit from a qualified health care facility provided that such order includes the same information as listed in subdivision 1 of 12VAC5-66-40, except that an Other DNR Order shall not be required to include the signature of the patient or a person authorized to consent for the patient on the order itself.

C. Nothing in these regulations shall prohibit qualified health care personnel from following any direct verbal order issued by a licensed physician not to resuscitate a patient in cardiac or respiratory arrest when such physician is physically present.

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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