2019:  POLST Form Name Changed to be More Inclusive

When POLST was originally established only physicians (M.D. and D.O.) could sign POLST orders. In 2018, the Oregon POLST Coalition recognized that using the word “physician” in the description of POLST was not inclusive of all disciplines currently authorized to sign POLST orders. Effective January 2, 2019, the Oregon POLST form was changed to “Oregon POLST® Portable Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.”

 
2019 Oregon POLST Form

2019 Oregon POLST Form