Did You Know?
RCFE employees are not required to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), nor receive training on how to administer CPR
RCFE staff who provide care to residents must receive training in first aid, but are not required to receive training on CPR. (22 Cal. Code Regs. §87411(c))
- No California law or regulation requires RCFE staff to administer CPR.
- An RCFE may not prohibit an employee from voluntarily providing CPR unless the resident has expressed the desire to forgo resuscitation. (Health & Safety Code §1799.103)
- Even if a resident has a Do Not Resuscitate form (DNR), an RCFE must call 911 if there is an imminent threat to the resident’s health, unless there is a medical professional present at the time of the emergency who assumes responsibility. (Health & Safety Code §1569.74; 22 Cal. Code Regs. §§87465(g), 87469(c))
Page Last Modified: April 1, 2014