Advance Directives  

The Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital shall comply with state statues and court decisions regarding advance directives/DNR.  The facility shall not condition provision of care or otherwise discriminate against an individual based on whether or not an individual has executed an advance directive.  Life sustaining efforts will be initiated and maintained on all Code Blue patients at the facility.

Every patient or their designated health care decision maker has the right to express their wishes regarding resuscitation and will be required to sign the “Advance Directive Guidelines” form before treatment begins at the hospital.

All information pertaining to these issues will be placed in the patient’s medical record on admission, and copies will accompany the patient being transferred to another facility.

The Condition of Admission Form includes a statement informing the patient/representative of a temporary suspension of the Advanced Directive/DNR. Exceptions are negotiated with your physician.