CCO-DNR bracelet program suspended in Hawaii

The Department of Health in Hawaii announced that the DNR Bracelet program has been suspended indefinitely. Link to the DOH informationThe COMFORT CARE ONLY – DO NOT RESUCITATE (CCO-DNR) I.D. bracelet or necklace had been available in Hawaii since 1995. All CCO-DNR issued before the program was suspended will be honored.

We recommend you talk with your provider about Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST).

POLST (Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) is a medical order that gives patients more control over their end-of-life wishes and care.

Produced on a distinctive bright green form and signed by the patient and her/his physician or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), POLST specifies the type of medical treatment that a patient wishes to receive towards the end of life.

POLST Form for Hawaii
Hawaii POLST Form