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SB 3076 Was Passed Into Law on 8/27/14

We are pleased to report that SB 3076 was signed into law  today as Public Act 98-1110.  Thank you to Rob Kane and ISMS for their role in making this happen.  Please click here for a copy of the law. POLST Illinois will now begin working with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to incorporate these changes.  IDPH has…

POLST orders successfully guide end of life medical treatment, study finds

POLST form preferences greatly influence location of death, honor patient’s wishes.
A new study, published today by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University, shows that the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment program—commonly known as POLST—gives seriously ill or frail people a voice in how they are treated in a medical crisis. The study was published online by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.”

Illinois POLST Form Released To Public

The POLST Illinois Task Force with the Illinois Department of Public Health announced the release of the new Illinois Department of Health Uniform DNR Advance Directive, known as the POLST form. – See more at:  Life Matters Media    

How POLST Form Clarifies Wishes

The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) program, designed to improve end of life care in Illinois, is on its way to implementation. Health care professionals met at Rush University Medical Center this week to discuss the form’s development and strategies for raising public awareness. Julie Goldstein, M.D., a clinical ethicist and palliative care physician at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center,…

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