Legislation to Honor Patient End-of-life Wishes Signed Into Law

Posted on November 22, 2017

The MHA-supported legislation regarding the Michigan Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (MI-POST) was recently signed into law as Public Act 154 of 2017. A POST form is a physician’s order that allows patients to provide information explaining their wishes for end-of-life healthcare based on their own experiences, values and goals.

Featured in Monday Report. Click to view the full edition. The MHA Keystone Center, Michigan hospitals and other interested organizations were part of the POST workgroup led by the Honoring Healthcare Choices – Michigan organization. The group was charged with assisting in the creation of MI-POST legislation. The MHA and its member hospitals have a history of supporting initiatives that ensure a patient’s wishes are being honored in medical decision-making, and the association advocated for the legislation to add POST to the Public Health Code. Members with questions should contact Paige Fults at the MHA. 

Tags: POST form, end-of-life

Posted in: Issues in Healthcare

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