Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders (Illinois)

By Matthew A. Quick The Health Care Surrogate Act with regard to a Do-Not-Resuscitate Order (also known as a "DNR"), to wit, Chapter 755 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, Act 40, Section 65, now only requires one witness to the signing of the Do-Not-Resuscitate Order instead of two witnesses; but requires the witness to attest that the person executing the Do-Not-Resuscitate Order had the opportunity to read the Do-Not-Resuscitate Order. These changes shall become effective January 1, 2010.