The DNR and the MOST Forms are the Forms in NC which allows a patient and doctor to decide in advance the scope of life prolonging medical intervention.
The DNR and MOST Forms
There are two forms issued by a Physician, NOT an Attorney, which define the rights of their patients to withhold CPR and other life prolonging measures. These are the NC Do Not Resuscitate Order and the Medical Order for Scope of Medical Treatement.
How and when to get such forms.
Such forms are provided by the physician at the request of the patient or the patient's representative, at the point in life when life-prolonging measures may cause loss of dignity and unnecessary pain and suffering.
The physician consulting with the patient will determine the range of CPR, medical intervention, antibiotics, artificial nutrition, hydration and the scope of the patients treatment.
The scope of treatment is documented in the patient's medical records.
The DNR and MOST forms will suspend conflicting documents such as the patient's Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will.
Medical Liability for following the DNR and MOST Forms
Health care providers are not liable for relying on the DNR and MOST Forms.
The DNR and MOST Forms can be revoked at any time, if there is a change of condition or a change of heart.
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