I completed an advance directive and DNR order with my doctor in another state. Now that I live in VT, will they be honored?
Yes. Vermont’s advance directive law has a ‘reciprocity clause’ which means that any directive completed properly in another state will be honored in Vermont. This is true for both advance directives and medical orders like DNR/COLST (also called MOLST, POLST, etc. in other states).
Your out-of-state directive can even be registered with the Vermont Advance Directive Registry. Simply attach a copy to a completed VADR Registration Agreement/Change form, and submit via mail, fax or email. Just be sure to include your new Vermont address on the VADR form. More information on the VADR.