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Durable Do Not Resuscitate Program

"Durable Do Not Resuscitate Order" means a written physician's order issued pursuant to §54.1-2987.1 to withhold cardiopulmonary resuscitation from a particular patient in the event of cardiac or respiratory arrest. For purposes of this program, cardiopulmonary resuscitation shall include cardiac compression, endotracheal intubation and other advanced airway management, artificial ventilation, defibrillation and related procedures.


Durable DNR Forms

As of July 20, 2011 the authorized Durable DNR has changed to a downloadable form.  The previous authorized yellow DNR form may still be honored.  Click below to download and print the new Durable DNR Form and its instructions.


Authorized Durable DNR Form

How to Purchase DDNR Bracelets and Necklaces


What you need to know about DDNR

DDNR Fact Sheet (Revised 08/2011)

DDNR Training Presentation (01/2012)

How To Fill Out The Durable DNR Form

Durable DNR Regulations

The Code of Virginia and Durable DNR


Questions about the Durable DNR Program? Please contact (804) 888-9149.


Last Updated: 06-23-2015

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