Sample DNR forms are available from the websites of Rocket Lawyer, the State of New Jersey Health and the Texas Department of State Health Service. These forms are generally honored outside of a hospital setting, notes the State of New Jersey.
A do-not-resuscitate form allows people to make informed decisions about their health care in the event of a medical emergency in which the patient is otherwise unable to make decisions, notes Rocket Lawyer. Many states have passed laws that allow for pre-hospital DNR programs, which means a doctor's DNR can be honored outside of a hospital. Medical personnel can legally withhold certain medical treatments with a valid DNR form.