MOLST (Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) and Health Care Decision-Making: The Practitioner’s Guide to a New Mandate - Materials
March 12, 2012
The Maryland MOLST (Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) is a portable and enduring medical order form covering options for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other life-sustaining treatments. In the coming months, a Maryland MOLST form will replace the MIEMSS form for DNR orders and the current Instructions for Care and Life Sustaining Options forms, and will be offered to all individuals admitted to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospices, home health agencies and dialysis centers. All hospital inpatients that are being discharged or transferred to one of these facilities or another hospital must have a completed MOLST form. To properly make MOLST certifications, practitioners must have a working knowledge of the Health Care Decisions Act.
On March 12, 2012, Ober|Kaler hosted a webinar offering physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants detailed descriptions on how the form should be completed and guidelines on MOLST implementation. The presenters also provided an overview of how MOLST fits into health care decision-making in Maryland.
Slides from the webinar are available at the links below:
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