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Decision Number
145
Book
29
Month
September
Year
2019
In RE
School Compliance with Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment
Summary

This supervisory order explains to schools that school nurses and other health care providers employed by schools and AEA must comply with physician orders for scope of treatment under Iowa Code chapter 144D ("IPOST"), including when an IPOST contains orders regarding life-sustaining procedures (e.g., an order to not perform CPR or call 911).

This order also notes that other school personnel may comply with IPOST forms.

This order makes clear that the prior attorney general opinion on do-not-resuscitate orders and other life-sustaining procedure declarations interpret a different statute.