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(20 ILCS 2310/2310-600)
Advance directive information.
(a) The Department of Public Health shall prepare and publish the summary of
advance directives law, as required by the federal Patient
Self-Determination Act, and related forms. Publication may be limited to the World Wide Web. The summary required under this subsection (a) must include the Department of Public Health Uniform POLST form.
(b) The Department of Public Health shall publish
versions of the following:
(1) The statutory Living Will Declaration form.
(2) The Illinois Statutory Short Form Power of
Attorney for Health Care.
(3) The statutory Declaration of Mental Health
(4) The summary of advance directives law in Illinois.
(5) The Department of Public Health Uniform POLST
Publication may be limited to the World Wide Web.
(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 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. 98-1110, eff. 8-26-14; 99-319, eff. 1-1-16; 99-581, eff. 1-1-17