What is the MOLST Form?

The Maryland MOLST form refers to the “Maryland Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment” form. MOLST is a medical order form that is designed to ensure patients with serious illnesses or advanced medical conditions receive the specific life-sustaining treatments they desire.

The form is used in Maryland and some other states in the United States.The MOLST form is typically completed by a healthcare professional in consultation with the patient or their authorized healthcare decision-maker. It is intended to reflect the patient’s preferences regarding various medical interventions, such as CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), intubation, and other life-sustaining treatments. The completed MOLST form becomes a part of the patient’s medical records and is followed as medical orders across different healthcare settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and by EMS (Emergency Medical Services) providers.

It’s essential to note that healthcare laws and practices might change over time, so I recommend checking with the official Maryland state websites or healthcare authorities for the most up-to-date information on the Maryland MOLST form and its usage.

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