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Revised POLST Form Effective Oct. 1

The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Documentation Committee has presented its proposed changes to the POLST form to the Emergency Medical Services Authority, and the changes have been approved to take effect Oct. 1. The form updates are focused primarily in Section B and were developed by the POLST Physician Leadership Council to clarify and help patients better understand treatment options. To preview the 2014 form, download FAQs, see a timeline for rollout of the changes and find out about upcoming free webinars related to POLST, visit