State Codes and Statutes

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Statutes > West-virginia > 16 > 16-30c-11

§16-30C-11. Interinstitutional transfers.
If a person with a do-not-resuscitate order is transferred from one health care facility to another health care facility, the health care facility initiating the transfer shall communicate the existence of a do-not-resuscitate order to the receiving facility prior to the transfer. The written do-not-resuscitate order, the do-not-resuscitate card as described in section six of this article or the physician orders for scope of treatment form shall accompany the person to the health care facility receiving the person and shall remain effective until a physician at the receiving facility issues admission orders. The do-not-resuscitate card or the physician orders for scope of treatment form shall be kept as the first page in the person's transfer records.