The mission of the POLST Taskforce is to guide the development, acceptance, implementation and evaluation of “Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment” (POLST) as a vital component of advance care planning for Illinoisans, in accordance with Illinois statutes.


The vision of POLST is to allow people with life-limiting illnesses to state their preferences regarding end-of-life care, and be assured that those wishes will be honored by medical professionals across all settings.