Do Not Resuscitate Order
Kentucky law forbids the EMS from recognizing any DNR request unless it's specifically spelled out on the "Kentucky Emergency Medical Services Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Order". Futhermore, the original form should be accessible by EMS when arriving on the scene. If you do not wish for EMS to resuscitate a patient, please download the Kentucky State DNR form and fill it out following the supplied instructions. Without this form, we will have to do everything in our power to keep the patient alive. Keep in mind that this form is only applicable if you stop breathing or your heart stops beating.
It's also important to note that you must present EMS with the original, signed document—not a copy. (We suggest you make several originals so all concerned parties will have an actionable form).
If you need help filling out the form, we will be glad to assist you. Or if you don't have anyway to print out the document, contact us and we will have one sent to your home.