DNR/COLST Surrogate Consent Study

Act 60, adopted by the 2010-2011 General Assembly, created a DNR/COLST1 Order informed surrogate consent study committee. The committee's charge is to study and make recommendations on the criteria to be used for rules concerning individuals who are giving informed consent for a DNR/COLST order issued pursuant to 18 V.S.A. § 9708(b), but who are not the patient, the patient’s agent, or the patient’s guardian.

The committee, convened by the commissioner of health, reported its findings and recommendations to the Legislature on November 30, 2011.

1DNR/COLST: Do-Not-Resuscitate/Clinician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment

Study Committee


Report to the Legislature

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Statutes & Rules


ABA Commission on Law and Aging

Additional Resources


Vermont Ethics Network

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