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MSU Extension Office: Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment

This is a series of articles focusing on estate and legacy planning. Authors are Kaleena Miller, MSU Extension Madison-Jefferson County Agent,, and Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension Family Economics Specialist,

If you have been in the hospital during the past few years, you know about a POLST. If not, you may ask, what is POLST? POLST is short for Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment. It is a medical order indicating treatment preferences for a person who has a life-threatening illness. The patient and a Montana licensed physician,...


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