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NEW MEXICO ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
TITLE 7 HEALTH
CHAPTER 27  EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES  

PART 6  EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ADVANCE DIRECTIVES

7 NMAC 27.6.8 EMS DO NOT RESUSCITATE (DNR) ORDER


[12-28-94, 1-1-97]
8.1 Execution and Duration of an EMS DNR Order: [12-28-94, 1-1-97]
8.1.1 Any physician may execute an EMS DNR Order on behalf of any adult person, with the person's informed consent. The physician or designee shall explain to the person the full meaning of the Order, the available alternatives, how the Order may be revoked, and answer any questions the person may have about the Order. Both the physician, or the physician's designee upon a verbal order from the physician, and the person for whom the Order is executed, shall sign the document. [12-28-94, 1-1-97]
8.1.2 If the person for whom an EMS DNR Order is contemplated is unable to give informed consent to the Order, or is a minor, the physician or designee may discuss the situation with the person's authorized health care decision maker, if any. The physician shall explain to the authorized health care decision maker the full meaning of the Order, the available alternatives, how the Order may be revoked, and answer any questions the authorized health care decision maker may have about the Order. If the authorized health care decision maker gives informed consent to the Order, both the physician, or the physician's designee upon a verbal order from the physician, and the authorized health care decision maker, shall sign the document. [12-28-94, 1-1-97]
8.1.3 An EMS DNR Order shall remain in effect indefinitely unless revoked or unless an expiration date is specified in the document. [12-28-94, 1-1-97]
8.1.4 A person for whom an EMS DNR Order is executed may choose to wear an optional EMS bracelet indicating the existence of the Order. [12-28-94, 1-1-97]
8.2 Revocation of an EMS DNR Order: [12-28-94, 1-1-97]
8.2.1 An EMS DNR Order may be revoked at any time orally, by executing a subsequent Order, or by performing an act which indicates an attempt to revoke the Order, such as by burning, tearing, canceling, obliterating or destroying the Order or any part of it, by the person on whose behalf it was executed or by the person's authorized health care decision maker. [12-28-94, 1-1-97]
8.2.2 If an EMS DNR Order is revoked, EMS personnel shall initiate appropriate resuscitation measures. [12-28-94, 1-1-97]
8.3 Execution and Duration of a Durable Power of Attorney: [12-28-94, 1-1-97]
8.3.1 Any adult with decisional capacity may execute a Durable Power of Attorney. [12-28-94, 1-1-97]
8.3.2 A Durable Power of Attorney shall remain in effect indefinitely unless revoked or unless an expiration date is specified in the document. [12-28-94, 1-1-97]
8.4 Revocation of a Durable Power of Attorney: A Durable Power of Attorney may be revoked at any time by executing a subsequent Durable Power of Attorney or by performing an act which indicates an attempt to revoke the Durable Power of Attorney, such as by burning, tearing, canceling, obliterating or destroying the document, or any part of it, by the person who executed it. It may also be revoked by an oral statement by the person who executed it. [12-28-94, 1-1-97]


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