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- Dec 14, '12 by Trilldayz,RN BSNMy hospital does this too....if the Family chooses to be a DNR, there is a form that is filled out that requires 2 witnesses also....and usually hospital visitors are used. I'm in the Houston area. I have seen it as both Family+md order only, and the 2 witnesses form. I will also, look for a policy regarding this.
- Dec 14, '12 by AnonRNCPerhaps families & hospital employees cannot witness wills? (As in the who-gets-my-stuff-type of will).
- Dec 14, '12 by FLArnIn FL the official form for DNRO valid outside of a hospital is signed by the patient or the legal representative (POA, HCS, guardian) and the MD/DO. No other witnesses needed.
- Dec 15, '12 by Esme12Quote from AnonRNCa DNR is not a willPerhaps families & hospital employees cannot witness wills? (As in the who-gets-my-stuff-type of will).
- Dec 15, '12 by AnonRNCQuote from Esme12I know...I just thought that may be a possible source of confusion. The term "living will" may mislead some.a DNR is not a will
- Dec 16, '12 by Esme12Different states have different regulations and different terminology which is a part of the problem but I have NEVER heard of gathering random visitors to witness any document about another patient.
I am sure we don't have the complete story....If we do then the hospital is doing something against HIPAA.