The National POLST Form was created because having a single form will make it easier to:
- Honor patient treatment wishes throughout the United States
- Conduct research and quality assurance activities to improve the POLST form
- Educate about POLST so it is properly used everywhere
The National POLST Form, first published August 2019, represents a major step towards national consensus on a POLST form — and many consecutive months of interviews and listening, consensus building, feedback, compromise, and iterative revisions.
Information for Professionals
How to Order the National POLST Form
Visit your program website or reach out to your program contact to order POLST forms (www.polst.org/map). Forms are not available to individuals since they are medical orders that should be completed by providers.
Foreign Language Versions
We are planning to offer foreign language translations of the National POLST form; however, these are not yet available.
National POLST Patient Guides
Download our guides below. Patient Guide 1 helps prepare your for talking with your health care provider about POLST. Patient Guide 2 helps explain what your completed POLST form means. For more in-depth patient educational materials, please see our patient web page about the POLST form.