HEALTH AND SAFETY
THE MEDICAL CONSENT AND NATURAL DEATH ACT
39-4512B. Adherence to physician orders for scope of treatment (POST) protocol. (1) Health care providers and emergency medical services personnel shall comply with a person’s physician orders for scope of treatment (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(5), 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 and emergency medical services personnel 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 physicians or other health care providers 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 health care provider 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.]