(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).