Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
POLST is the Providers Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) program in Montana. It is designed to improve the quality of care people receive at the end of life. This is accomplished by the development of an effective communication process to assure patient wishes are communicated to the medical providers. The process utilizes a POLST form, which is official documentation of medical orders on a standardized form coupled with a promise by health care professionals to honor those wishes.