Here you go .
The Out-of-Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate Order may be revoked at ANY time by the patient OR the patient's Legal Guardian/Agent/Managing Conser-
vator/Qualified Relative, Parent (if a minor), or physician who executed the order. The revocation may involve the communication of wishes to
responding health care professionals, destruction of the form, or removal of all or any Do-Not-Resuscitate identification devices the patient may possess.
AUTOMATIC REVOCATION: This Out-of-Hospital DNR order is automatically revoked if the patient is known to be pregnant or in the case of
unnatural or suspicious circumstances.
This came straight from http://www.tdh.state.tx.us/hcqslems/dnr.pdf
of course this is in Texas ,So im not sure about other states. If you cannot get it by typing in the website, I typed in Texas DNR and chose the title that said 1, of course this is from MSN. I work with this everyday in hospice, just had a situation yesterday when the patient had a DNR and the pt died while the family was there , they demanded CPR and verbally withdrew the DNR. We were then required to call a full code and call EMS. Not fair but the law.
Quote from earle58
i don't think so at all.
if a patient has a dnr in writing, why would anyone have the right to override that?
i'm checking with my nurse's association on this.