Directory of POLST Programs

POLST programs are run by the state, not by National POLST. Our full list of POLST programs includes the latest information we have received for every state and the District of Columbia. POLST forms are medical orders; please talk with your provider if you are interested in having a POLST. If you need a copy of a POLST form, contact the state leader listed below.

Alabama

Alabama Coalition for Advanced Care Planning

Contact

Mary Ann Crow RN, MSN, APN, CCNS, CCRN

Executive Director

Alabama Coalition for Advanced Care Planning

213 Mayfield Lane Northeast Jacksonville, AL 36265

Phone: (256) 453-2260

Fax: (256) 435-8086

Program

Alabama Coalition for Advanced Care Planning

History

Started in 2014

Alaska

Alaska POLST

Contact

Terry L. Kadel

State Office of Emergency Medical Services

Department of Health and Social Services /Division of Public Health Section of Rural and Community Health Systems 3601 C Street, Suite 424 Anchorage AK 99503

Phone: (907) 748-0004

Program

Alaska POLST

History

Started in 2015

Legislation

Arkansas

POLST - Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Masil George, MD

4301 West Markham Slot 748 Little Rock, AR 72205

Phone: (501) 766-8435

Program

POLST - Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2017

Arizona

POLST - Physicians Orders of Life-Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Vicki Buchda, MS, RN, NEA-BC

Vice President of Care Improvement

Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association

2800 N Central Ave, Suite 1450 Phoenix AZ 85004

Phone: (602) 445-4311

Program

POLST - Physicians Orders of Life-Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2012

Endorsed by National POLST 2020

Legislation

California

POLST - Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Judy Thomas, JD

CEO

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

2530 River Plaza Drive, Ste. 110 Sacramento, CA 95833

Phone: (916) 489-2222

Fax: (888) 789-9475

Program

POLST - Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2007

Endorsed by National POLST January 22, 2009

Colorado

MOST - Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment

Contact

Alissa Schramm, MS

Compass Elder Care Specialists, Inc.

2808 Vrain Street Denver, CO 80212

Phone: (720) 314-0871 phone

Hillary Lum, MD, PhD

University of Colorado School of Medicine

12631 E 17th Avenue Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-1911 phone

Kari Degerness, MBA, LNHA

Director of Health Care Programs

Center for Improving Value in Health Care

950 S. Cherry St., Suite 208 Denver, CO 80246

Phone: (720) 583-2095 phone;

Fax: (720) 549-9189 fax

Program

MOST - Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment

History

Started in 2005

Endorsed by National POLST January 27, 2011

Connecticut

MOLST - Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Barbara Cass

Branch Chief, Health Care Quality and Safety

State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health

Phone: (860) 509-7400

Program

MOLST - Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2012

Delaware

DMOST - Delaware Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment

Contact

John Goodill, MD

Director, Palliative Medicine Education and Outreach

Christiana Care Health System

4745 Ogletown–Stanton Road Newark, DE 19718

Phone: (302) 733-4186

Program

DMOST - Delaware Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment

History

Started in 2010

District of Columbia

MOST - Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment

Contact

Brian W. Amy, MD, MHA, MPH, FACPM

Chief Medical Officer

D.C. Department of Health / Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Administration

899 North Capitol Street NE, 5th Floor Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 671-0705

Program

MOST - Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment

History

Florida

POLST - Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Ian L. Cordes, MBA, NHA

Executive Director

The Florida Society For Post-Acute And Long-Term Care Medicine

400 Executive Center Drive, Suite 208 West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Phone: (561) 689-6321

Program

POLST - Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2003

Legislation

Georgia

POLST - Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Paula Sanders

Georgia POLST Collaborative

950 Eagle’s Landing Pkwy Suite 622 Stockbridge, GA 30281

Phone: (404) 323-9397 office / (678) 613-8167 cell

Richard W. Cohen, MD

Georgia POLST Collaborative

950 Eagle’s Landing Pkwy Suite 622 Stockbridge, GA 30281

Phone: (404) 323-9397 office / (678) 613-8167 cell

Program

POLST - Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2012

Endorsed by National POLST April 25, 2013

Hawaii

POLST - Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Jeannette Koijane, MPH

Executive Director

Kokua Mau - A Movement to Improve Care

PO Box 62155 Honolulu, HI 96839

Phone: (808) 585-9977

Program

POLST - Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2009

Endorsed by National POLST October 22, 2009

Idaho

POST - Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment

Contact

Rick Bassett, MSN, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN

Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist

Idaho Health Continuum of Care Alliance

1116 S. Vista #393 Boise, ID 83705

Phone: (208) 866-6360

Program

POST - Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment

History

Started in 2007

Endorsed by National POLST January 27, 2011

Iowa

IPOST - Iowa Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment

Contact

Kady Reese, MPH, CPHQ

Director, Physician, Patient & Clinical Engagement

Iowa Medical Society

515 E. Locust St., Ste. 400 Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: (515) 421-4781

Jane Dohrmann, LISW, ACHP-SW

Program Director, Palliative Care Services

Iowa City Hospice

Phone: (319) 621-1726

Program

IPOST - Iowa Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment

History

Started in 2006

Endorsed by National POLST January 22, 2015

Illinois

POLST - Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Julie Goldstein, MD

Section Chief, Clinical Ethics and Palliative Medicine | Medical Director, Palliative Care Consultation Service

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

836 West Wellington Avenue Chicago, IL 60657

Phone: (855) 765-7845

Program

POLST - Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2010

Indiana

POST - Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment

Contact

David Mandelbaum, MD, FACS

Program

POST - Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment

History

Started in 2013

Endorsed by National POLST May 18, 2017

Kansas

TPOPP - Transportable Physician Orders for Patient Preferences

Contact

Polo Camacho, PhD

Program Manager & Health Ethics Education Promoter

Kansas-Missouri TPOPP Coalition | Center for Practical Bioethics

111 Main Street, Suite 500 Kansas City, MO 64106

Phone: (915) 261-8656

History

Started in 2008

Endorsed by National POLST December 16, 2016

Legislation

Kentucky

MOST - Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment

Contact

Salli Whisman, MD

Medical Director

Hospice of the Bluegrass

Christian Davis Furman, MD, MSPH, AGSF

Vice Chair, Geriatric Medicine | Professor, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, University of Louisville

Phone: (502) 588-4260

Program

MOST - Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment

History

Started in 2010

Louisiana

LaPOST - Louisiana Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment

Contact

Monique Tyler

Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum

8550 United Plaza Boulevard, Suite 301 Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: (225) 300-4825

Fax: (225) 334-9847

Program

LaPOST - Louisiana Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment

History

Started in 2011

Endorsed by National POLST July 26, 2012

Maine

POLST - Physicians Orders of Life-Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Kandyce Powell

Executive Director

Maine Hospice Council and Center for End-of-Life Care

P.O. 2239 295 Water Street, Suite 303 Augusta, ME 04338-2239*

Phone: (207) 626-0651

Fax: (207) 622-1274

Program

POLST - Physicians Orders of Life-Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2008

Endorsed by National POLST 232015

Legislation

Maryland

MOLST - Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Tricia Tomsko Nay, MD, CMD, CHCQM, FAAFP, FAIHQ, FAAHPM

Medical Director, Office of Health Care Quality

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

55 Wade Avenue, Room 246 Catonsville, MD 21228

Phone: (410) 402-8055

Fax: (410) 402-8211

Paul J. Ballard

Assistant Attorney General | Counsel for Health Decisions Policy and the Office of Health Care Quality

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

300 West Preston Street, Suite 302 Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: (410) 767-6918

Fax: (410) 333-7894

Program

MOLST - Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

History

Massachusetts

MOLST - Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Kathryn Downes

Director of Policy

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Executive Office of Elder Affairs 1 Ashburton Place 5th Floor Boston, MA, 02108

Phone: (617) 727-7750

Program

MOLST - Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2010

Michigan

MI-POST - Michigan Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment

Contact

Stephanie Van Slyke, BA, RN

Collaborative Care Coordinator; Ethics Services

Munson Medical Center Traverse City, MI 49684

Phone: (231) 935-7277

Karen Smith, LMSW, Ph.D., HEC-C

Director of Ethics Integration

Henry Ford Hospital & Health System

Phone: (313) 916-4401

Program

MI-POST - Michigan Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment

History

Started in 2011

Minnesota

POLST - Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Victor M. Sandler, MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine specialist, Geriatrician

Chair, Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physicians Co-Chair University of Minnesota Bioethics Committee, 2000-2020 Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota

Eileen Weber, DNP, JD, BSN, PHN, RN

Clinical Associate Professor, Population Health and Systems, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota

Founder, Healthcare Legal Partnership (HLP) Collaborative

Phone: (651) 276-1730

Program

POLST - Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2009

Endorsed by National POLST November 7, 2018

Legislation

Mississippi

MPOST - Mississippi Physician Orders for Sustaining Treatment

Contact

LaDarion Ammons, JD

Louisiana Mississippi Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (LMHPCO)

200 North Congress St. Jackson, MS 39209

Phone: (601) 750-0791

Program

MPOST - Mississippi Physician Orders for Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2014

Missouri

TPOPP - Transportable Physician Orders for Patient Preferences

Contact

Polo Camacho, PhD

Program Manager & Health Ethics Education Promoter

Kansas-Missouri TPOPP Coalition | Center for Practical Bioethics

111 Main Street, Suite 500 Kansas City, MO 64106

Phone: (915) 261-8656

Program

History

Started in 2008

Endorsed by National POLST December 16, 2016

Legislation

Montana

POLST - Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Kathryn Borgenicht, MD

Program

POLST - Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2010

Endorsed by National POLST October 27, 2011

Legislation

Nebraska

POLST - Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Jacob Dahlke

Ethics Director

Office of Healthcare Ethics, Nebraska Medicine

987400 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE 68198-7400

Phone: (402) 552-3647

Program

POLST - Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2005

Nevada

POLST - Provider Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Patti Pollina RN, APRN, ACHPN, NP-C

Chair

Nevada POLST

10709 Balsam Creek Ave Las Vegas, NV 89144

Phone: (702) 524-9363

Program

POLST - Provider Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2009

New Hampshire

POLST - Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Brian Kugel, MSW

Foundation for Healthy Communities

125 Airport Road Concord, NH 03301

Phone: (603) 415-4270

Program

POLST - Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2003

Endorsed by National POLST August 24, 2017

New Jersey

POLST – Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Theresa Edelstein

Senior Vice President

New Jersey Hospital Association

Partnerships Transforming Health New Jersey Hospital Association 760 Alexander Road, PO BOX 1 Princeton, NJ 08543-0001

Phone: (609) 275-4102

Program

POLST – Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2011

New Mexico

MOST - Medical Orders For Scope of Treatment

Contact

Lorrie Griego

Program Manager

Presbyterian Home Health Care

8100 Constitution Place Northeast, Suite 400 Albuquerque, NM 87110

Phone: (505) 559-6053

Fax: (505) 559-1155

Program

MOST - Medical Orders For Scope of Treatment

History

Started in 2012

New York

MOLST - Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Katie Orem, MPH

Geriatrics & Palliative Care Program Manager

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

eMOLST Administrator 165 Court Street Rochester, NY 14647

Phone: (585) 453-6306

Fax: (585) 453-6365

Program

MOLST - Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2003

Endorsed by National POLST 2006

North Carolina

MOST - Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment Form

Contact

Linda Darden, MHA, CPA

CEO

Trellis Supportive Care

101 Hospice Lane Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Phone: (336) 768-3972

Fax: (336) 201-5222

Program

MOST - Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment Form

History

Started in 2004

Endorsed by National POLST August 28, 2008

North Dakota

POLST - Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Nancy Joyner, RN, MS, APRN-CNS, ACHPN

POLST Program Coordinator for Honoring Choices North Dakota

Honoring Choices North Dakota

702 Belmont Road Grand Forks, ND 58201

Phone: (701) 746-4728

Rev. Sara Schwarz, MA

Chaplain

Phone: (701) 390-4111

Program

POLST - Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2010

Endorsed by National POLST February 13, 2018

Legislation

Ohio

MOLST - Medical Orders For Life Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Susan Wallace, MSW, LSW

Director of Government Relations & Public Affairs

LeadingAge Ohio

2233 North Bank Drive Columbus, OH 43220

Phone: (614) 545-9026

Anne Shelley

Director of Regulatory Affairs

LeadingAge Ohio

2233 North Bank Drive Columbus, OH 43220

Phone: (614) 545-9030

Program

MOLST - Medical Orders For Life Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2006

Oklahoma

OkPOLST - Oklahoma Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Jan Slater, JD, MBA

Executive Director

Oklahoma POLST Task Force

4502 East 41st Street Tulsa, OK 74137

Phone: (918) 688-6732

Program

OkPOLST - Oklahoma Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2007

Oregon

POLST - Portable Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Anthony Antoville, BFA, CMC

Executive Director

Oregon Health & Science University, Center for Ethics in Health Care

3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Mail Code: UHN-86 Portland, OR 97239

Phone: (503) 494-3965

Fax: (503) 494-1260

Program

POLST - Portable Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 1991

Endorsed by National POLST 2004

Pennsylvania

PAPOLST - Pennsylvania Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Lisa George, MPH, CHES

Senior Communications and Program Specialist

Coalition for Quality at the End of Life (CQEL)

Jewish Healthcare Foundation 625 Liberty Avenue, Suite 2500 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: (412) 586-6719

Program

PAPOLST - Pennsylvania Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2000

Endorsed by National POLST January 27, 2011

Legislation

Rhode Island

MOLST - Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Kelly Baxter, DNP, FNP-BC, ACHPN

Improving Care Coalition of RI

55 Cherry Lane Wakefield, RI 02879

Therese (Terry) Rochon, MSN, MA RNP, ACHPN

Improving Care Coalition of RI

51 Health Lane Warwick, RI 02886

Program

MOLST - Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2011

South Carolina

POST - Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment

Contact

Karen Reeves, BSN, MHHA, FACHE

Vice President, Risk Management & Accreditation

South Carolina Hospital Association

1000 Center Point Road Columbia, SC 29210-5802

Phone: (803) 280-0527

Wilma Rice, MSN, RN, CEN

Roper St. Francis Healthcare

316 Calhoun St. Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: (843) 573-4905

Program

POST - Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment

History

Started in 2012

South Dakota

MOST - Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment

Contact

Michelle (Shelly) Roy DNP, ACM

Sr Director Community Case Management, Patient Care Services

Rapid City Regional Hospital

353 Fairmont Blvd Rapid City, SD 57701

Phone: (605) 755-8063

Program

MOST - Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment

History

Started in July 1, 2019

Legislation

Tennessee

POST - Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment

Contact

Judy Eads

President

Tennessee End of Life Partnership

711 Shenandoah Drive Brentwood, TN 37027

Phone: (615) 289-4275

Fax: (615) 246-2773

Program

POST - Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment

History

Started in 2005

Endorsed by National POLST February 26, 2009

Texas

MOST - Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment

Contact

Kim Callanan

Texas Talks... supporting the conversations that matter

2824 Torino Trail Keller, TX 76248

Phone: (817) 675-6821

Program

MOST - Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment

History

Started in 2013

Legislation

Utah

POLST - Provider Order for Life Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Emmie Gardner, MSW, LCSW

CEO

Holy Cross Ministries

860 East 4500 South, Suite 204 Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Phone: (385) 257-2377

Program

POLST - Provider Order for Life Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2002

Endorsed by National POLST April 28, 2011

Vermont

COLST - Clinician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Cindy Bruzzese, MPA

Executive Director

Vermont Ethics Network

61 Elm Street Montpelier, VT 05602

Phone: (802) 828-2909

Program

COLST - Clinician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2005

Virginia

POST - Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment

Contact

Karen Dotson

Program Coordinator, Virginia POST Collaborative

Capital Caring Health - Home of the Virginia POST Collaborative

3180 Fairview Park Dr, Ste 500 Falls Church, VA 22042

Phone: (703) 957-1763

Matthew G. Kestenbaum, MD, FAAHPM

Medical Director, Virginia POST Collaborative

Capital Caring Health - Home of the Virginia POST Collaborative

3180 Fairview Park Dr, Ste 500 Falls Church, VA 22042

Phone: (703) 957-1888

Program

POST - Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment

History

Started in 2006

Endorsed by National POLST January 14, 2016

Washington

POLST - Portable Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment

Contact

Bruce Smith, MD, MACP, FAAHPM

Phone: (206) 437-0158

Program

POLST - Portable Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment

History

Started in 2000

Endorsed by National POLST 2005

Legislation

Wisconsin

POST - Provider Orders for Scope of Treatment

Contact

Renee Foutz, MD

Wisconsin POLST Coalition

9200 W Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53226

Phone: (414) 805-4607

Program

POST - Provider Orders for Scope of Treatment

History

Started in 1997

Legislation

West Virginia

POST - Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment

Contact

Danielle Funk Sollenberger, MS

Program Manager

The West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care

PO Box 9022 64 Medical Center Drive Room 1168F Health Sciences North Morgantown, WV 26506-9022

Phone: (877) 209-8086 toll free or (304) 293-0695

Fax: (844) 616-1415

Program

POST - Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment

History

Started in 2002

Endorsed by National POLST 2005

Wyoming

WyoPOLST - Portable Medical Orders

Contact

Mark Kelly

Program Manager

WyoPOLST Program

Wyoming Department of Health

Phone: (307) 777-7988

James Eggert, MD

Resident Physician

Family Medicine Residency Program at Cheyenne

820 East 17th St Cheyenne WY 82001

Phone: (307) 632-2434

Fax: (307) 634-7691

Program

WyoPOLST - Portable Medical Orders

History