(1) POLST is intended to replace Comfort One as the system used by medical professionals to identify and administer appropriate care, including DNR orders, to terminally ill patients.

(2) When issuing a DNR order for a patient with a terminal condition, medical professionals are encouraged to use the POLST form and follow the DNR/POLST protocol approved by the Board of Medical Examiners and the department. The department adopts and incorporates the DNR/POLST protocol July, 2008 which can be found at www.mt.gov/dli/bsd/license/bsd_boards/med_board/licenses/med/polst.asp or upon request from the Montana Board of Medical Examiners, P.O. Box 200513, 301 S. Park, 4th Floor, Helena, MT 59620.

(3) All previously issued Comfort One identifying material, including forms, will be considered valid by health care providers.

History: 50-10-105, MCA; IMP, 50-10-101, MCA; NEW, 2008 MAR p. 2356, Eff. 11/7/08.