Texas Health and Safety Code - HEALTH & SAFETY § 166.102. Physician's DNR Order May Be Honored by Health Care Personnel Other Than Emergency Medical Services Personnel

(a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), a licensed nurse or person providing health care services in an out-of-hospital setting may honor a physician's do-not-resuscitate order.

(b) When responding to a call for assistance, emergency medical services personnel:

(1) shall honor only a properly executed or issued out-of-hospital DNR order or prescribed DNR identification device in accordance with this subchapter;  and

(2) have no duty to review, examine, interpret, or honor a person's other written directive, including a written directive in the form prescribed by Section 166.033 .


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