New Ohio law will let EMS providers honor all DNRs

The Ohio Revised Code had been expanded to let physician assistants and some nurses sign the orders but did not let EMS providers abide by them


By Leila Merrill

COLUMBUS, Ohio — On Wednesday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law a bill that lets EMS providers honor all do-not-resuscitate orders, the Scioto Post reported.

The Ohio Revised Code had been expanded to let physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses sign such orders, but EMS providers were only allowed to respect DNR orders signed by physicians.

Rep. Brian Baldridge (R-Winchester) sponsored House Bill 138

The law takes effect 90 days after the signing.

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