Friday, March 1: New Inpatient DNR Policies and Procedures

Effective Friday, March 1, new inpatient Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) policies and procedures become effective systemwide. These policies conform with changes in Texas law impacting DNR issuance and revocation.

To prepare, please view the Guidance for Completing Inpatient DNRs video highlighting:

  • Basic components of Texas DNR regulations
  • Requirements for verbal consent
  • Scenario-based workflow guidance
  • Updates to the Epic DNR order

Look for more DNR and advance directives resources on the Biomedical Ethics page of the Houston Methodist intranet


For more information, contact Adam Pena at or call 731.441.4925.

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