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POLST

Hospice Service can provide a medical directive for patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness which will immediately alert EMS personnel of a Do Not Resuscitate order. The POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) is a specific and legally binding medical directive.

It is designed for people with a serious illness. The POLST summarizes the wishes of an individual regarding life sustaining treatment. It is portable from one care setting to another and translates wishes of an individual into actual physician orders. This form also informs Medical Responders whether or not to begin life sustaining treatment.

After completing this form with a health care professional, it is sent to your physician for his/her review and signature.

For Information, Contact

Sandy Overgaard, MSW
(406) 765.3708

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