The Maine Hospice Council and Center for End-of-Life Care is the administrative home for the Maine State POLST Coalition, a broad-based coalition of providers and other stakeholders. POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) is a medical order intended for those facing a terminal illness, or who are in an advanced state of medical frailty. POLST orders are not intended for general use among older adults. Healthy adults should have a Maine Advance Directive on file in their medical record.


Printing Release Form 2017

2017 Maine POLST Form do not copy


To learn more about POLST, please visit, or the National administrative home,, which has a wealth of information for both providers and patients.