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(b-5) In consultation with a statewide professional organization
physicians licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, statewide
organizations representing physician assistants, advanced practice registered nurses, nursing homes, registered professional nurses, and emergency medical systems, and a statewide
representing hospitals, the Department of Public Health shall develop and
publish a uniform
form for practitioner cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or life-sustaining treatment orders that may be utilized in all
settings. The form shall meet the published minimum requirements to nationally be considered a practitioner orders for life-sustaining treatment form, or POLST, and
may be referred to as the Department of Public Health Uniform POLST form. This form does not replace a physician's or other practitioner's authority to make a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order.
(d) The Department of Public Health shall publish the Department of Public Health Uniform POLST form reflecting the changes made by this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly no later than January 1, 2015.
(Source: P.A. 99-319, eff. 1-1-16; 99-581, eff. 1-1-17; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18