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Out of Hospital DNR

The rules in new Chapter 142 are not intended to change the current practice of medicine in hospitals or other care facilities but are intended to streamline the care of any patient who has a known terminal condition to ensure that medical care provided in the out-of-hospital setting is consistent with the patient's desire and the attending physician's authorization.

The out-of-hospital setting may include a medical care facility, a hospice setting, or the patient's own home while the patient remains active in the community or when the patient interfaces with the emergency medical services (EMS) system.

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