Question on Full Code Status in Long Term Care in Texas


Question: In long term care in Texas it has been my understanding that all patients are Full Code unless there are signed doctors orders listing them as DNR and an out of hospital DNR signed by the doctor. Now the corporation I am working for is telling me I must write orders for full code. I was always under the understanding if there is no DNR in the chart they are presumed Full Code. Can anyone clarify this? Is there a new state regulation or somewhere I can find out?

Has 10 years experience.

I don't know about your state but on my rehab floor we are still working on the premise that if there is no DNR paperwork, everyone is a full code.

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