eNewsletter Archive

National POLST eNewsletters below highlight accomplishments, state and National POLST events, upcoming conferences and webinars, and specific national events. Click on any issue date to download, below. Want to receive the eNewsletter in your inbox? SUBSCRIBE HERE

Colorado MOST Form

This is a sample of Colorado’s current Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) form.

California POLST Form

This is a sample of California’s current Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Form in English.
*The only change between the 2016 POLST form and the 2017 POLST form is the box of text in the lower right side of the form which reads, “Your POLST may be added to a secure electronic registry to be accessible by health providers as permitted by HIPAA.”
Translations have not yet been completed and posted by CCCC, therefore the translated versions are still dated 2016.

California POLST FAQ for Providers

California’s POLST FAQ for Providers provides answers for common questions about the POLST form and its administration within the context of health care practice.

California POLST FAQ for Consumers

California’s POLST FAQ for Consumers provides answers to common questions that patients and families might have about POLST and its relationship to end-of-life care.

California POLST Provider Guide

California’s POLST Provider Guide provides health care professionals with an overview of the POLST program and how it can be beneficial for patients nearing the end of life.

California POLST Brochure

California’s POLST Brochure provides a broad overview of the POLST program and is especially relevant for patients and families. This version of the brochure is published in Spanish.

California POLST Brochure

California’s POLST Brochure provides a broad overview of the POLST program and is especially relevant for patients and families.  This version of the brochure is published in Chinese (Traditional).

California POLST Brochure

California’s POLST Brochure provides a broad overview of the POLST program and is especially relevant for patients and families. 2014

Evolution of State POLST Programs: Legal and Regulatory Issues

This presentation, from the 2012 National POLST Conference, summarizes research data surveying the legal and regulatory structures of POLST programs nationwide.

One Region’s POLST Outcomes

This presentation, from the 2012 National POLST Conference, summarizes research data on the regional POLST program in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.  The data reveal which patients use POLST and the capacity of POLST to capture individualized medical preferences.