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Legislative findings and purpose
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 29-B
§ 2960. Legislative findings and purpose. The legislature finds that,
although cardiopulmonary resuscitation has proved invaluable in the
prevention of sudden, unexpected death, it is appropriate for an
attending practitioner, in certain circumstances, to issue an order not
to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation of a patient where appropriate
consent has been obtained. The legislature further finds that there is a
need to clarify and establish the rights and obligations of patients,
their families, and health care providers regarding cardiopulmonary
resuscitation and the issuance of orders not to resuscitate.