My husband has been in a nursing home for over a year. Recently he has developed a bad cold and they asked about sending him to the ER. I posted on another thread. "Found out Saturday that the nursing home my husband is in does not honor the DNR portion of my husband's living will. They just told me that they must have their own form countersigned by the doctor approving it. Nothing was mentioned when I gave them a copy a year ago. If anyone has a loved one in a nursing home please check with them about if they honor it. From my "discussion" apparently even a straight DNR would not have been accepted." Each state has their own laws about DNR's and how they are handled. When my parents were alive there Doctor would never have countersigned a DNR request.
For anyone perhaps thinking his Living Will was not a legal document it was signed, witnessed and notarized when he was in the hospital for a different problem.