- Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order is a written order by the patient’s clinician directing health care providers not to attempt resuscitation.
- Clinician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (COLST) is a clinician’s order(s) for treatment. This may include limitations on treatment or medical interventions. It may also include a DNR order.
Read the Advance Directives for Health Care Rule
DNR/COLST Clinician Order Form & Instructions
DNR/COLST orders must be issued on the form below, which includes instructions for completing the form. This does not apply to health care facilities, which may document DNR/COLST orders in the patient's record in a facility-specific manner when the patient is in their care.
The DNR/COLST form was updated in June 2022.
DNR/COLST Clinician Order Form
Approved DNR Medical ID Vendors
Individuals may wish to purchase wearable Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) identification. The Health Department has approved the following vendors: