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The EMTs call their resource hospital & request permission from the doctor over the radio to take the patient to the morgue.
They have to decribe the criteria for DOA @ the scene to get this permission.
Some of these are decapitation,rigor mortis,incineration, massive brain trauma, stillbirth.
The only time a doctor has to pronounce the patient DOA is when the paramedics/EMTs make the decision to start CPR. In that case the patient is considered salvagable until the doctor deems he/she is not.
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