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Do Not Resuscitate Order

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Florida Trauma System

A Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNRO) is a form or patient identification device developed by the Department of Health to identify people who do not wish to be resuscitated in the event of respiratory or cardiac arrest. A copy of the form can be obtained by downloading the form from this site (on yellow legal paper only). You may also contact the Department of Health directly to request the form by calling our toll-free number 800-226-1911, extension 2721, or 850-245-4440 extension 2721.

Do Not Resuscitate Order - Form 1896 (Multilingual) Important! In order to be legally valid this form MUST be printed on yellow legal paper prior to being completed. EMS and medical personnel are only required to honor the form if it is printed on yellow legal paper.

FAC 64J-2.018 - Governing Florida DNRO Forms


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Florida residents can also call the Florida Legislative Division Toll-free: 1-800-342-1827.

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

For more information:
Email: Trauma Program
Write to:
Florida Department of Health
Division of Emergency Preparedness and Community Support
Trauma Program
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-22
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1738

Phone: (850) 245-4440
Fax: (850) 488-2512