2133.26 Prohibited acts.

(A)

(1) No physician shall purposely prevent or attempt to prevent, or delay or unreasonably attempt to delay, the transfer of a patient in violation of division (B) of section 2133.23 of the Revised Code.

(2) No person shall purposely conceal, cancel, deface, or obliterate the DNR identification of another person without the consent of the other person.

(3) No person shall purposely falsify or forge a revocation of a declaration that is the basis of the DNR identification of another person or purposely falsify or forge an order of a physician that purports to supersede a do-not-resuscitate order issued for another person.

(4) No person shall purposely falsify or forge the DNR identification of another person with the intent to cause the use, withholding, or withdrawal of CPR for the other person.

(5) No person who has personal knowledge that another person has revoked a declaration that is the basis of the other person's DNR identification or personal knowledge that a physician has issued an order that supersedes a do-not-resuscitate order that the physician issued for another person shall purposely conceal or withhold that personal knowledge with the intent to cause the use, withholding, or withdrawal of CPR for the other person.

(B)

(1) Whoever violates division (A)(1) or (5) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(2) Whoever violates division (A)(2), (3), or (4) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Cite as R.C. § 2133.26

History. Effective Date: 07-09-1998