Children with terminal illnesses are attending school in increasing numbers. As the status of a child's health declines, a family may make the difficult decision not to prolong the child's life and request a "Do Not Resuscitate" order (DNR). A DNR order is executed by a physician, authorized nurse practitioner, or authorized physician assistant, with the consent of the parent or legal guardian, and issued according to the current standard of care. Download the entire informational document below.

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This information is provided by School Health Services within the Department of Public Health.