2010 Michigan Compiled Laws
Chapter 333 - HEALTH
Act 193 of 1996 - MICHIGAN DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE PROCEDURE ACT (333.1051 - 333.1067)
Section 333.1052 - Definitions.

MICHIGAN DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE PROCEDURE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 193 of 1996

333.1052 Definitions.

Sec. 2.

As used in this act:

(a) "Attending physician" means the physician who has primary responsibility for the treatment and care of a declarant.

(b) "Declarant" means a person who has executed a do-not-resuscitate order or on whose behalf a do-not-resuscitate order has been executed as provided in section 3 or 5.

(c) "Do-not-resuscitate order" means a document executed as prescribed in section 3 or 5 directing that, in the event that a patient suffers cessation of both spontaneous respiration and circulation in a setting outside of a hospital, a nursing home, or a mental health facility owned or operated by the department of community health, resuscitation will not be initiated.

(d) "Do-not-resuscitate identification bracelet" or "identification bracelet" means a wrist bracelet that meets the requirements of section 7 and is worn by the declarant while a do-not-resuscitate order is in effect.

(e) "Emergency medical technician" means that term as defined in section 20904 of the public health code, MCL 333.20904.

(f) "Emergency medical technician specialist" means that term as defined in section 20904 of the public health code, MCL 333.20904.

(g) "Hospital" means that term as defined in section 20106 of the public health code, MCL 333.20106.

(h) "Medical first responder" means that term as defined in section 20906 of the public health code, MCL 333.20906.

(i) "Nurse" means a licensed practical nurse or a registered professional nurse as defined in section 17201 of the public health code, MCL 333.17201.

(j) "Order" means a do-not-resuscitate order.

(k) "Organization" means a company, corporation, firm, partnership, association, trust, or other business entity or a governmental agency.

(l) "Paramedic" means that term as defined in section 20908 of the public health code, MCL 333.20908.

(m) "Physician" means an individual licensed to engage in the practice of medicine or the practice of osteopathic medicine and surgery pursuant to article 15 of the public health code, MCL 333.16101 to 333.18838.

(n) "Patient advocate" means an individual designated to make medical treatment decisions for a patient under sections 5506 to 5515 of the estates and protected individuals code, 1998 PA 386, MCL 700.5506 to 700.5515.

(o) "Public health code" means 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211.

(p) "Vital sign" means a pulse or evidence of respiration.


History: 1996, Act 193, Eff. Aug. 1, 1996 ;-- Am. 2000, Act 59, Eff. Apr. 1, 2000 ;-- Am. 2004, Act 552, Imd. Eff. Jan. 3, 2005

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