I have found that not any DNR tag, including having a signed paper by the doctor or my spouse giving information, or purchased at the drug store, Walgreens, etc., is valid to an ambulance staff, health professionals at ER, hospital, Clinic, random health professional. It can not be honored and resuscitation must be performed! Only a specific wrist or tag alert must be used. Not what my doctor said.
Do you know your state laws? We have to be wearing the tag/bracelet. It is made only from one manufacturer. All of your flash drives, notes, special bracelets, etc. are not valid. Thought you ought to know. Karen
Added 16 Mar 2013:
There is an order signed by the doctor and this is sent to the bracelet people who file with the state. As long as it is being worn, it cannot be overridden in this state. There is only one provider for the bracelet and they have a $45 filing fee, processing and handling and $10 for the metal. Total is about $61.00. Again this is recent Wisconsin law and will be different in different states. Something our less than supported governor came up with since in office. Ambulance will not resuscitate if bracelet is present. Will if only an order is registered at hospital or present on paper. Such is our law. Family cannot override a bracelet.