- 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.
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.
Approved DNR Medical ID Vendors
Individuals may wish to purchase wearable Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) identification. The Health Department has approved the following vendors: