Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) New Jersey

Document Name
“Out of Hospital DNR Order”
Where do you get the form
You can get a copy of the DNR Order from a licensed physician. If you need to provide a form  to your physician, click here:
Who signs the form
The physician and the patient or patient surrogate.

Who can request the form

Any mentally competent adult patient can request it.

Patient Identification
New Jersey EMS will honor the DNR Order form or a DNR bracelet that is worn on the patient’s ankle or wrist, has an insert displaying the patient’s name, physician name and date of the DNR, and has never been cut or removed.
How do you obtain a DNR bracelet
Once the DNR form is signed, you can obtain a bracelet from your physician or any health care facility licensed by the state of New Jersey (hospitals, long term care facilities, nursing homes, hospice). Call 1-973-857-5552 for more information.
Revoking a DNR
A DNR order may be revoked by the patient by removing the bracelet, verbally requesting the DNR be revoked, or destroying the DNR form. The patient should report the revocation of the DNR to their physician.
A photocopy is recognized as an authentic DNR form.
State info link
Other links
DNR Bracelet links
Once you complete the DNR form, you can order a DNR bracelet from any vendor.  However, you will have to show proof that you have a valid DNR.
Special Notes
Order a Vial of Life decal for your front door. The decal informs Emergency Medical Services team a DNR has been prepared and can be found in your refrigerator.

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