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Rule Title: LIVING WILL PROTOCOL FOR EMS PERSONNEL
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Department: PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Chapter: EMERGENCY HEALTH SERVICES
Subchapter: Living Wills
 
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37.10.104    LIVING WILL PROTOCOL FOR EMS PERSONNEL

(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 or Comfort One 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;

(ii) a Comfort One card or form for the patient; or

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

(b) An unresponsive person is wearing a Comfort One 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.


 

 
MAR Notices Effective From Effective To History Notes
37-450 11/7/2008 Current 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.
12/22/1989 11/7/2008 History: Sec. 50-9-110, MCA; IMP, Sec. 50-9-102, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 2232, Eff. 12/22/89; TRANS, from DHES, 1997 MAR p. 1462.
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