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Post Interface between AD's and POLST
Author: juliegethics
Date: Mar 10, 2011 12:41 pm

Our sponsoring state legislator has asked me how would adding POLST affect or change advance directives for people with current directives. I have described the clinical continuum to her. I want to be sure I'm not missing some legal/procedural snafu, however. For example, if a patient has a living will and subsequently completes a POLST and the instructives in the two conflict, what are the implications? Experiences, things to look out for, especially format/legislatively?

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