ADOPTION OF NATIONAL POLST RESOLUTION A20
INTRODUCED BY: The Pennsylvania Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, California Association of Long-Term Care Medicine, Ohio Medical Directors Association
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine formally endorse and publicly support the adoption of a national POLST form (or its equivalent that includes standardized data elements as recommended by National POLST) in all states;
AND BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED that AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine collaborate with other organizations to address barriers in implementation of a national POLST form including education that promotes its promulgation for best-practice use;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine work with the American Medical Association and other organizations to support legislation and regulatory action to allow POLST* orders from one state to be followed across state lines.
*The term “POLST” is used here as the generic identifier for all programs fitting its definition regardless of the actual term used in a state.