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Rule 3701-62-07 | Emergency medical services personnel; compliance with DNR protocol.


(A) If emergency medical services personnel, other than physicians, are presented with DNR identification possessed by a person, or are presented with a written do-not-resuscitate order for a person, or if an authorized health care provider directly issues an oral do-not-resuscitate order for a person to emergency medical services personnel other than physicians, the emergency medical services personnel shall comply with the do-not-resuscitate protocol for the person.

(B) If an oral do-not-resuscitate order is issued by an authorized health care provider, who is not present at the scene, the emergency medical services personnel shall verify the authorized health care provider's identity. Methods of verification include but are not limited to the following:

(1) Personal knowledge of the authorized health care provider by emergency medical services personnel;

(2) A list of authorized health care providers with other identifying information such as addresses; or

(3) A return telephone call to verify information provided.

(C) In an emergency situation, emergency medical services personnel and emergency department personnel are not required to search a person to determine if the person possesses DNR identification.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 2133.25
Amplifies: 2133.23
Five Year Review Date: 9/1/2024
Prior Effective Dates: 5/20/1999, 2/13/2014