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1. The person who intends to sign the Order (the declarant) must meet the statutory requirements: An individual must be at least 18 years old and of sound mind to execute a Do Not Resuscitate Order.
2. The appropriate one of two forms should be chosen:
3. The Order must be signed and dated by the declarant, the attending physician (if applicable), and two witnesses.
4. Once the Order is properly executed, the declarant may wear a do-not-resuscitate identification bracelet on his or her wrist. The bracelet must include the following, printed so they are easy to read:
5. The Order should be kept at the declarant's residence or in another accessible place outside of a medical facility. If an attending physician signs the Order, he or she must add a copy of it to the declarant's permanent medical records.