(1) POLST is the system used by medical professionals to identify and administer appropriate care, including DNR orders, to terminally ill patients.

(2) When issuing a DNR order for a patient with a terminal condition, medical professionals are encouraged to use the POLST form and follow the DNR/POLST protocol approved by the Board of Medical Examiners and the department. The department adopts and incorporates by reference the Montana Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) protocol (last revised September 2019), which is accessible at the Board of Medical Examiner's website. A copy of the POLST protocol may also be obtained by contacting the department's EMS and Trauma System Section, 1400 Broadway, Room C303A, P.O. Box 202951, Helena, MT 59620-2951, 406-444-3895.


History: 50-10-105, MCA; IMP, 50-10-101, MCA; NEW, 2008 MAR p. 2356, Eff. 11/7/08; AMD, 2022 MAR p. 1881, Eff. 9/24/22.