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WVC 16 - 30 C- 13 §16-30C-13. Do-not-resuscitate order form; do-not-resuscitate identification; public education.
(a) The secretary of the department of health and human resources, no later than the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-four, shall implement the statewide distribution of do-not-resuscitate forms as described in section six of this article.

(b) Do-not-resuscitate identification as set forth in this article may consist of either a medical condition bracelet or necklace with the inscription of the patient's name, date of birth in numerical form and "WV do-not-resuscitate" on it. Such identification shall be issued only upon presentation of a properly executed do-not-resuscitate order form as set forth in section six of this article, a physician orders for scope of treatment form in which a qualified physician has documented a do-not-resuscitate order, or a do-not-resuscitate order properly executed in accordance with a health care facility's written policy and procedure.

(c) The secretary of the department of health and human resources, no later than the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-four, shall be responsible for establishing a system for the distribution of the do-not-resuscitate identification bracelets and necklaces.

(d) The secretary of the department of health and human resources, no later than the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-four, shall develop and implement a statewide educational effort to inform the public of their right to accept or refuse cardiopulmonary resuscitation and to request their physician to write a do-not-resuscitate order for them.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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