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Executive Order 2020-84 FAQs (No longer effective)

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Exective Order, 2020-84
Enhanced protections for residents and staff of long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic
Rescission of Executive Order 2020-50


Q: Is a long-term care facility required to transfer a resident who experiences a medical status change to the hospital, if the resident has a do not resuscitate order as part of their advance directive?

 A: No. Nothing in Executive Order 2020-84 requires anyone to disregard the instructions of an advance directive, including a do not resuscitate order.