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The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Uniform Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Advance Directive allows you, in consultation with your physician, to make an advance decision that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) should not be attempted if your heart and/or breathing stops. CPR refers to various medical procedures used in an effort to restart a person's heart and/or breathing. In the absence of a DNR Order, health care professionals will automatically begin CPR when an individual's heartbeat and/or breathing stop.

All of the advance directive forms are Adobe Acrobat files and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to open them. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, click here for a free downloadable Adobe Acrobat Reader copy.

Illinois Department of Public Health Uniform Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Advance Directive Form (PDF Format)

Illinois Department of Public Health Uniform DNR Advance Directive - Guidance for Individuals

Illinois Department of Public Health Uniform Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Advance Directive Form (Spanish) (PDF Format)

Illinois Department of Public Health Uniform DNR Advance Directive - Guidance for Individuals (Spanish)

Illinois Department of Public Health Uniform DNR Advance Directive - Guidance for HealthCare Providers & Professionals

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Last Updated May 25, 2012
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