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 amongst older adults. Healthy adults should have a Maine Advance Directive on file in their medical record.


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