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Do-Not-Resuscitate

S.B. 452 of 1996
P.A. 267 of 1996
MCL 333.1051-1067
Sponsor: Sen. Joe Schwarz

Effective Date: June 12, 1996

On a regular basis, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are dispatched to a scene where a terminally ill patient has died. In a hospital, the available staff already know that emergency CPR should not be administered. EMTs unfortunately do not have that advantage. This legislation allows patients and their physicians to execute a legal document (Do-Not-Resuscitate Order) properly instructing EMTs about withholding CPR when they come upon a deceased person in a non-hospital setting.

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