If I Have An Advance Directive, Do I Also Need An Emergency Medical Services Palliative Care/Do-No-Resuscitate Order?

Yes. If you don't want ambulance personnel to try to resuscitate you in the event of cardiac or respiratory arrest, you must have an EMS Palliative Care/DNR Order signed by your private physician.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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