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The Act authorizes a health care professional or an emergency medical technician (EMT) to effectuate a “do not resuscitate” order for patients who are receiving care from a health care facility or for patients at home. The Act provides that a physician may designate a “do not resuscitate” order, and the patient at home shall wear an identifying bracelet or necklace which alerts medical personnel to the order. An EMT can regard either the order or the identifying bracelet or necklace as a legally sufficient order not to resuscitate. A physician must notify the health care facility staff if the “do not resuscitate” order is cancelled or revoked. The Act also provides that a health care professional or EMT must also notify the physician of a patient’s revocation.

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