Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

March 1, 2014

Policy D-14

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA—Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine and its state chapters promote the Physician's Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Paradigm by supporting education about, dissemination and appropriate use of, and resident access to the POLST Paradigm and other advance care planning materials;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that AMDA—Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine collaborate with the National POLST Task Force in order to improve advance care planning for the post-acute and long-term care population.