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Posted on March 4, 2019 at 3:06 PM

Michigan enacted POLST legislation back in November 2017 that became effective in February 2018. Finally, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released a proposed form and rules.  


Notable features include

  • “If a change in a patient’s medical condition makes the medical orders . . . contrary to generally accepted health care standards, the attending health professional may revoke the MI-POST.” This is similar to POLST rules in Maryland and Vermont.
  • The MI-POST is valid for only one year and must be reaffirmed or revoked.

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