Out of Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Program
The Out-of-Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate program allows people to decide that certain resuscitative measures will not be used on them. Those resuscitative measures specifically listed in the OOH DNR legislation are cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), advanced airway management, defibrillation, artificial ventilations, and transcutaneous cardiac pacing.
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An OOH DNR Order form must be properly executed in accordance with the instructions on the opposite side to be considered a valid form by emergency medical services personnel.
- DNR form- English
- DNR form-Spanish
- Frequently Asked Questions about OOH DNR
- Preguntas frecuentes sobre la Orden de no resucitar (DNR)
Filling out the form
View information and step-by-step instructions on properly completing the OOH DNR form.
After completing the Texas OOH DNR Order form, the patient may obtain, at the patient's expense, an optional means of identification. The OOH DNR ID device may only be obtained after fully executing the Texas OOH DNR Order form.
- An intact, unaltered, easily identifiable plastic identification OOH DNR bracelet, with the word "Texas" (or a representation of the geographical shape of Texas and the word "STOP" imposed over the shape) and the words "Do Not Resuscitate," shall be honored by qualified EMS personnel in lieu of an original OOH DNR Order form.
- An intact, unaltered, easily identifiable metal bracelet or necklace inscribed with the words "Texas Do Not Resuscitate - OOH" shall be honored by qualified EMS personnel in lieu of an OOH DNR Order form.
- The person or entity who provides an OOH-DNR identification device to an individual must send with the identification device a statement with the words, "Pursuant to Health and Safety Code, §166.090, this identification device may only be worn by a person who has executed a valid out-of-hospital DNR order."
Approved Manufacturers for Vinyl Bracelets
Texas Medical Association
ATTN: DNR form
401 W. 15th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Approved Manufacturers of Metal Devices
American Medical Identifications, Inc.
Houston, Texas 77018
Website: American Medical Identifications, Inc.
MedicAlert Foundation, Inc.
101 Lander Ave
Turlock, California 95380
Website: MedicAlert Foundation, Inc.
2730 Argonauta St
Carlsbad, California 92009
Website: Caring Advocates
Prices may vary between vendors. Contact vendors for information.
External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of Health. These sites may also not be accessible to persons with disabilities.
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