Effective October 1, 2011, MOLST forms must be completed for all individuals admitted to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospices, home health agencies, and dialysis centers and for certain individuals admitted to hospitals. It may also be completed for anyone who wants limitations on CPR or life-sustaining treatments in any setting.
What MOLST Does: A MOLST form contains medical orders related to a client’s current medical condition that health care providers must act upon immediately to carry out a client’s decisions.
What MOLST Does Not Do: A MOLST form is not the same as a living will or health care power of attorney and, MOLST does not change the Health Care Decisions Act or an individual’s advance directive. It does not change who has the legal authority to make decisions on behalf of an individual who lacks the capacity to make health care decisions.
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