W. Va. Code R. § 64-101-4 - Interpretive Rule
As it is the intent of the Health Care Decisions Act and the DNR Act to give direction to emergency medical services personnel and other health care providers with regard to the performance of CPR and compliance with the orders on a POST form, the Bureau for Public Health interprets the provisions of W. Va. Code §§ 16-30-10, 13 & 25 and W. Va. Code §§ 16-30C-5 & 7, to include DNR orders or POST forms electronically stored on the e-Directive Registry. Therefore, information contained in a patient's DNR order or completed POST form that is:
- electronically stored on the e-Directive Registry;
- accessed by the Medical Command Center; and
- orally communicated to emergency medical service personnel,
constitutes "actual knowledge" for the purposes of the Health Care Decisions Act and the DNR Act.
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