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WVC 16 - 30 C- 8 §16-30C-8. Revocation of do not resuscitate order.

(a) At any time a person in a health care facility may revoke his or her previous request for or consent to a do not resuscitate order by making either a written, oral or other act of communication to a physician or other professional staff of the health care facility.

(b) At any time a person residing at home may revoke his/her do not resuscitate order by destroying such order and removing do not resuscitate identification on his or her person. The person is responsible for notifying his or her physician of the revocation.

(c) At any time a representative or surrogate decision-maker may revoke his or her consent to a do not resuscitate order for a person with incapacity in a health care facility by notifying a physician or other professional staff of the health care facility of the revocation of consent in writing, or by orally notifying the attending physician in the presence of a witness eighteen years of age or older.

(d) At any time a representative or surrogate decision-maker may revoke his or her consent for a person with incapacity residing at home by destroying such order and removing do not resuscitate identification from the person. The representative or surrogate decision-maker is responsible for notifying the person's physician of the revocation.

(e) The attending physician who is informed of or provided with a revocation of consent pursuant to this section shall immediately cancel the do not resuscitate order if the person is in a health care facility and notify the professional staff of the health care facility responsible for the person's care of the revocation and cancellation. Any professional staff of the health care facility who is informed of or provided with a revocation of consent pursuant to this section shall immediately notify the attending physician of such revocation.

(f) Only a licensed physician may cancel the issuance of a do not resuscitate order.

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