(755 ILCS 40/65)
Do-not-resuscitate advance directive forms.
(a) An individual of sound mind and having reached the age of majority or
obtained the status of an emancipated person pursuant to the Emancipation of
Minors Act may execute a document (consistent with the Department of Public
Health Uniform DNR Advance Directive) directing that
resuscitating efforts shall not be implemented. Such a document may also
be executed by an attending physician. Notwithstanding the existence of a do-not-resuscitate (DNR)
order, appropriate organ donation treatment may be applied or continued
temporarily in the event of the patient's death, in accordance with subsection
(g) of Section 20 of this Act, if the patient is an organ donor.
(b) Consent to a DNR Advance Directive may be obtained from the individual, or from
person at the individual's direction, or from the individual's legal guardian,
agent under a
power of attorney for health care, or surrogate decision maker, and witnessed
by one individual 18 years of age or older, who attests that the individual, other person, guardian, agent, or surrogate (1) has had an opportunity to read the form; and (2) has signed the form or acknowledged his or her signature or mark on the form in the witness's presence.
(c) The DNR Advance Directive may, but need not, be in the form adopted by the
Public Health pursuant to Section 2310-600 of the Department of Public Health
Duties Law (20 ILCS 2310/2310-600).
(d) A health care professional or health care provider may presume, in the
of knowledge to the contrary, that a completed Department of Public Health
or a copy of that Advance Directive is a valid DNR Advance Directive. A health care professional or
care provider, or an employee of a health care professional or health care
provider, who in
good faith complies
with a do-not-resuscitate order made in accordance with this Act is not,
as a result of that compliance, subject to any criminal or civil liability,
except for willful and wanton misconduct, and
may not be found to have committed an act of unprofessional conduct.
(e) Nothing in this Section or this Amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly shall be construed to affect the ability of a physician to make a do-not-resuscitate order.
(Source: P.A. 96-765, eff. 1-1-10.)