The “Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment” form is a portable and enduring medical order form covering options for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other life-sustaining treatments. The medical orders are based on a patient’s wishes about medical treatments. It: consolidates important information into orders that are valid across the continuum of care, standardizes definitions, reminds patients and providers of available treatment options, and increases the likelihood that a patient’s wishes regarding life-sustaining treatments are honored throughout the health care system. It is signed by a doctor or other qualified health professional and is valid across the continuum of care. It can be posted on your refrigerator, where emergency medical technician know to look if they come to your house.
To read about, download, and complete the form, click on the following link: https://marylandmolst.org/
For the DC form (MOST), click on the following link: https://dchealth.dc.gov/most
For information about Virginia (POST)*, click on: https://www.virginiapost.org/forms
*Virginia POST forms cannot be downloaded online but must be obtained from your physician