Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment
The Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) Program is designed to improve the quality of care people receive at the end of life. MOLST is New York State’s Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Program. These programs are based on effective communication of patient wishes, documentation of medical orders on a brightly colored form, and a promise by health care professionals to honor these wishes.
The MOLST Program:
• Assists health care professionals discuss and develop treatment plans that reflect patient wishes.
• Results in the completion of the MOLST form.
• Helps physicians, nurses, health care facilities and emergency personnel honor patient wishes regarding life-sustaining treatments.
MOLST is based on communication between the patient or spokesperson and health care professionals to ensure informed medical decision-making.
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