New DAL on Advanced Directives and CPR

Nancy Leveille and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

The DOH issued DAL NH 19-12 Advanced Directives and Advanced Care Planning late last week to update the Requirements. They are now following more of the CMS guidance of how to communicate the residents’ wishes with staff. CMS guidance does not require to have an identifier in or near the resident room per the 2007 DAL and DOH is no longer requiring such. However, the guidance requires the need to have this information readily available and able to be acted upon quickly and correctly during an emergency.


Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x20

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15