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    Legal forms that people who have life-threatening medical conditions can obtain which instruct emergency personnel to take no action should their vital functions cease. If the individual is personally incapable of requesting the form, DNR orders can be issued by a physician if the individual has signed a living will or other directive, and can be requested by the individual's legally authorized representative, guardian and/or qualified relatives, usually the person's spouse and children. Bracelets, necklaces or other devices that patients may use to confirm the existence of a DNR order may also be available. DNR orders are governed by state law, and, where legal, are recognized by all hospitals and may be recognized in specified out-of-hospital settings, e.g., by EMT personnel responding to a medical emergency.

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    Elder Law, Estates Settlement and Planning Services-Waynesboro OfficeR. Thomas Murphy provides the following services: Elder Law - Including estate and tax planning, nursing home asset protection, planning for incapacity, advanced health care directives, Medicaid planning, long-term care and other health care matters. Estate Planning - Including the preparation of wills, trust agreements, powers of attorney, health care declarations, federal estate and gift tax planning and charitable giving. Estate Settlement - Including probate and probate avoidance, all matters pertaining to the settlement of estates, the preparation of Pennsylvania inheritance tax and the federal estate and gift tax returns. FranklinR. Thomas Murphy & Associates, P.C.R. Thomas Murphy & Associates, P.C.

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