Monday, April 21, 2014
The American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) is presenting a CLE entitled, Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment: What Estate Planning, Elder Law and Health Law Attorneys and Health Law Professionals Need to Know About the POLST Paradigm, on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Here’s why you should attend:
The newest health care decision-making tool intended to carry out the wishes of persons at or near the end of life is the Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST). POLST programs are designed to enhance communication between doctor and patient and ensure that the patient’s medical care reflects both the patient’s wishes and a well-informed, shared decision-making process.
Despite the fact that 19 states by statute or regulation have adopted POLST programs and 24 other states are evaluating or developing POLST programs, most estate planners, elder lawyers and health lawyers are not yet well informed about the POLST. Do you understand the essentials?
Register today for this CLE webcast on POLST programs so you can join leading practitioners, Fellows of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and a geriatrician member of the National POLST Paradigm Task Force for an in depth discussion on the development of POLST programs, their impact on end-of-life care, and how this relates to you, your clients, and your practice.