(1) The living will protocol may also be designated the "POLST protocol". Providers may use POLST to implement DNR orders, or the end of life treatment decisions by a patient expressed through a living will or otherwise.

(2) For a patient who has completed a POLST form, emergency medical services personnel must follow the POLST protocol for providing palliative care or withholding life-sustaining procedures from a patient if a patient meets the following criteria:

(a) The identity of the patient has been clearly established and the personnel have been presented with any one of the following:

(i) a POLST form for the patient; or

(ii) a written DNR order signed and dated by a provider.

(b) An unresponsive person is wearing a POLST necklace or bracelet (no further identification is necessary).


History: 50-9-110, MCA; IMP, 50-9-102, 50-9-103, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 2232, Eff. 12/22/89; TRANS, from DHES, 1997 MAR p. 1462; AMD, 2009 MAR p. 86, Eff. 11/7/08; AMD, 2022 MAR p. 1881, Eff. 9/24/22.