Legislation designed to clarify do-not-resuscitate directives

TIFFANY L. PARKS | Daily Reporter
Published: 08/29/2014

Prompted by a pattern of inconsistent interpretation, Sen. Peggy Lehner has introduced a bill into the Ohio General Assembly that would sunset Ohio’s Do-Not-Resuscitate Comfort Care protocol and calls for the use of Medical Order Life Sustaining Treatment or MOLST forms.

“Though DNR protocol was intended to offer a portable DNR that would be honored across care settings while offering immunity to health care providers in the withholding of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, DNR-CC protocol has been inconsistently interpreted,” said Lehner, R-Kettering.

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