3701-62-13 Individual rights not abrogated.

(A) Sections 2133.21 to 2133.26 of the Revised Code and this chapter do not create any presumption concerning the intent of an individual who does not possess DNR identification with respect to the use, withholding, or withdrawal of CPR.

(B) Sections 2133.21 to 2133.26 of the Revised Code and this chapter do not affect the right of a person to make informed decisions regarding the use, withholding, or withdrawal of CPR for the person as long as the person is able to make those decisions.

(C) Sections 2133.21 to 2133.26 of the Revised Code and this chapter are in addition to and independent of, and do not limit, impair, or supersede, any right or responsibility that a person has to effect the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment to another pursuant to sections 2133.01 to 2133.15 of the Revised Code or in any other lawful manner.

(D) Pursuant to division (A)(1) of section 2133.02 of the Revised Code, a person's declaration may include a specific authorization for the use or continuation or the withholding or withdrawal of CPR, but the failure to include a specific authorization for the withholding or withdrawal of CPR does not preclude the withholding or withdrawal of CPR in accordance with sections 2133.01 to 2133.15 (pertaining to declarations) or sections 2133.21 to 2133.26 of the Revised Code (pertaining to DNR orders and identification).

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/27/2013 and 11/15/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 2133.25
Rule Amplifies: 2133.24
Prior Effective Dates: 5/20/1999