Life Legal was founded nearly thirty years ago and since that time, we have handled thousands of inquiries involving the denial of life-sustaining care. In the last few years, however, the number of these types of cases has skyrocketed. I am not sure whether to attribute this to the Affordable Care Act and its inevitable rationing […]
HIPAA PERMITS DISCLOSURE OF POLST TO OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AS NECESSARY EMSA #111 B (Effective 1/1/2016)*
Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
Have you heard of the POLST document? If not, you will soon. It is fast becoming a very common document concerning end of life directives that many people are asked to complete before being admitted to an extended care facility and many hospitals.