What Is A Do-No-Resuscitate Order (Dnr)?

As a competent adult, you have the right to decide to accept or refuse any medical treatment. Yet some day, you may become too sick to make your own decisions about your medical care. If that happens, then decisions will have to be made for you unless you have an advance directive. An advance directive is a document signed by a competent person giving direction to health care providers about treatment choices in certain circumstances. A new Michigan law allows competent adults to complete a form that states you do not wish to be resuscitated if your breathing and heart stop while you are in a home setting.

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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