HEALTH AND SAFETY
THE MEDICAL CONSENT AND NATURAL DEATH ACT
39-4512B. Adherence to post protocol. (1) Health care providers shall comply with a person’s POST instruction when presented with a POST form that meets the requirements of section 39-4512A, Idaho Code, or when a person is wearing a proper POST identification device pursuant to section 39-4512A, Idaho Code.
(2) A POST form that meets the requirements of section 39-4512A, Idaho Code, is deemed to meet the requirements of "Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)" orders at all Idaho health care facilities. Health care providers shall not require the completion of other forms in order for the person’s wishes to be respected.
(3) Nothing in this chapter is intended to nor shall it prevent licensed independent practitioners from executing or utilizing DNR orders consistent with their licensure; provided however, that if the person or person’s surrogate decision-maker chooses to utilize the POST form, the licensed independent practitioner shall accept and comply with the POST form and shall not require the completion of a DNR order in addition to a valid POST form.
[39-4512B, added 2007, ch. 196, sec. 14, p. 591; am. 2012, ch. 302, sec. 12, p. 835; am. 2023, ch. 307, sec. 16, p. 930.]