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Is it legal to ignore a DNR if I don't agree with it?

I don't think Mom was in a sound mind when she signed it.
Status: Open    Mar 03, 2015 - 12:13 AM

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Aug 11, 2015 - 12:19 PM

OK, first, I am going to assume that when you refer to a DNR, you are really referring to an Advance Directive for Healthcare. This is a state-specific question. To get a valid answer, consult an Elder law attorney in the state where the patient resides. Also, whether a person has capacity when signing a document is state-specific, so your challenge to her capacity might vary depending on where she lives. If you are truly referring to a DNR, that is an Order signed by an MD and your mom would not sign that order.
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