Distinguishing POLST from Death with Dignity Statutes

This Distinguishing POLST From Death with Dignity Statutes document describes the critical distinction between POLST and Death with Dignity legislation. We emphasize that POLST is about how people want to live and be cared for with their serious illness or frailty; in contrast, DWD is about deliberately ending life. Review this document to understand the major differences between POLST and DWD.

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