DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) State Guidelines for Medical ID Wearers



A DNR or Do Not Resuscitate request is usually made by the patient or health care power of attorney and allows the medical teams taking care of them to respect the patient’s wishes.

In the U.S. the Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) encourages all people to make choices and decisions now about the types and extent of medical care they want to accept or refuse should they become unable to make those decisions due to illness. Some states have specific requirements on how this information is presented. Find your state below.

When unconscious, separated from family or legal documents, an engraved medical ID bracelet or necklace is the most reliable way of making sure your personal wishes are known and acted on by medical providers.





States Directory of DNR Requirements


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DNR Requirements and Forms (N-Z)
Nebraska - Advance Directive Information
Nevada - DNR Application
New Hampshire - Do Not Resuscitate Identification
New Jersey - DNR Orders
New Mexico - DNR Orders
New York - DNR Order - DNR FAQs
North Carolina - DNR and MOST Forms
North Dakota - DNR Handbook
Ohio - DNR Information
Oklahoma - DNR Consent Form
Oregon - End of Life Care
Pennsylvania - Out of Hospital DNR Orders
Rhode Island - DNR Comfort One Handbook
South Carolina - EMS DNR Order
South Dakota - Advanced Directives (DNR Orders)
Tennessee - POST/DNR Info
Texas - Do Not Resuscitate Program
Utah - Life With Dignity / POLST / DNR
Vermont - DNR Form
Virginia - Durable Do Not Resuscitate Program
Washington - DNR Info
West Virginia - Do Not Resuscitate Act
Wisconsin - DNR Info
Wyoming - DNR/Comfort One Info
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