Legal Resources

National POLST Legal Resources

Here are some legal resources designed to help identify potential legal barriers of POLST Program development and provide guidance for moving past potential barriers:

Legal and Medical Aspects of POLST

For information and clarification on the distinctions between and complementary roles of POLST and Advance Directives visit our POLST and Advance Directives web page.

Tools and Sample POLST Policies

For tools and sample policies regarding the implementation of POLST Programs, review our toolkits:

National POLST Policies

To learn about official policies to which the National POLST adheres, and statements and recommendations approved by National POLST , please visit the Policies web page.