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whiskey601 said:WRT the post above that there are people in NL that are being euthanized against their will - what is the hard, verifiable and reliable proof of this?
The post above is about Colorado. If you quote the post, we can answer your question.
whiskey601 said:Re: DNR, why not a secure NFC medallion that authenticates the identity of a person who can choose to wear it (or not). In Ontario, the e Healthcare records system should be able to handle this.
Interesting idea. This is the law in Ontario if paramedics arrive on scene,
"In Ontario, paramedics can only follow DNR Orders in the presence of a form issued by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Called “Do Not Resuscitate Confirmation Form” (Ontario Publication Number 4519-45 (07/10)). This document is the only order paramedics can accept as a true medical directive—one that allows them to NOT initiate resuscitative measures when a person loses vital signs outside of a healthcare facility. It is important to note that the DNR Confirmation Form is not a DNR order—but rather confirms the existence of a duly filled and signed DNR order.
When called to respond to a scene where a person has lost vital signs, and in the absence of a confirmation form (DNRCF), even if a DNR Order is presented to attending paramedics, under regulations of the MOHTLC, paramedics must begin resuscitative measures.
With an expectation from family members that paramedics will follow the final wishes of their loved ones, the absence of the DNRCF can result in a massive case of misunderstanding and a lot of pain and stress for family members."