2016 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Title X - PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 137-J - WRITTEN DIRECTIVES FOR MEDICAL DECISION MAKING FOR ADULTS WITHOUT CAPACITY TO MAKE HEALTH CARE DECISIONS
Section 137-J:29 - Revocation of Do Not Resuscitate Order.

NH Rev Stat § 137-J:29 (2016) What's This?
    137-J:29 Revocation of Do Not Resuscitate Order. –
    I. 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 the attending physician or APRN or other professional staff of the health care facility.
    II. At any time a person residing at home may revoke his or 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 attending physician or APRN of the revocation.
    III. At any time an agent may revoke his or her consent to a do not resuscitate order for a person who lacks capacity to make health care decisions who is admitted to a health care facility by notifying the attending physician or APRN or other professional staff of the health care facility of the revocation of consent in writing, or by orally notifying the attending physician or APRN in the presence of a witness 18 years of age or older.
    IV. At any time an agent may revoke his or her consent for a person who lacks capacity to make health care decisions who is residing at home by destroying such order and removing do not resuscitate identification from the person. The agent is responsible for notifying the person's attending physician or APRN of the revocation.
    V. The attending physician or APRN 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 or APRN of such revocation.
    VI. Only a physician or advanced practice registered nurse may cancel the issuance of a do not resuscitate order.

Source. 2006, 302:2. 2009, 54:4, 5, eff. July 21, 2009.

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