Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations Governing Durable Do Not Resuscitate Orders [12 VAC 5 ‑ 66]
Amend Regulations Following Periodic Review
Action 4523
General Information
Action Summary The purpose for amending the definitions in this regulation is to highlight the terminology to provide additional clarity in the honoring of the Durable DNR form by all levels of healthcare providers. Specifically, this action amends the definition of a durable DNR order to include a physician orders for scope of treatment (POST) form completed by a licensed practitioner and signed by the patient or the patient’s authorized representative.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004580]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7484 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/19/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ron Passmore  / Manager Regulation and Compliance Division
Address: VDH Office of Emergency Medical Services
1001 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Email Address:
Phone: (804)888-9131    FAX: (804)371-3108    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.