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37.10.101    DEFINITIONS

(1) "POLST" means Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, a comprehensive statewide method of identifying a patient's wishes for providing palliative care, medical interventions, or withholding resuscitative measures to terminally ill patients who have a declaration governing the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment or for whom a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order has been issued pursuant to 50-10-101, et seq., MCA.

(2) "POLST form" means a uniform, single form for statewide use, approved by the department and Board of Medical Examiners, indicating either that a valid and current declaration pursuant to 50-9-103, MCA, has been executed and that the declarant is a qualified patient as defined in 50-9-102, MCA, or that a provider has issued a DNR order for the patient pursuant to 50-10-101, et seq., MCA.

(3) "Provider" means a physician, or advanced practice registered nurse. A physician assistant with a valid agreement with a supervising physician who has delegated the authority to sign DNR orders may also be considered a provider.


History: 50-9-110, MCA; IMP, 50-9-102, 50-9-106, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 2232, Eff. 12/22/89; TRANS, from DHES, 1997 MAR p. 1462; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 2356, Eff. 11/7/08; AMD, 2022 MAR p. 1881, Eff. 9/24/22.

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