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 an actionable 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 an Advance Directive on file in their medical record.
This form is a sample. To receive a copy without the “Do Not Copy” watermark, please fill out the release form above and send it to Maine Hospice Council.
To learn more about POLST, please contact the Maine Hospice Council and Center for End of Life Care, or the National administrative home, www.polst.org, which has a wealth of information for both providers and patients.
To subscribe to the National POLST eNewsletter, please go to http://www.polst.org/subscribe
To access the National POLST eNewsletters, please go to https://polst.org/newsletter-archive