Assembly Bill 3000 And The POLST Form In Calif.

Law360, New York (August 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On Aug. 4, 2008 California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Assembly Bill (A.B.) 3000 into law. This bill amends the California Probate Code to add a recognition of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) forms to the current recognition of "do not resuscitate" (DNR) forms.

It does not require the use of a POLST form, but describes the requirements if one is used. It also changes the phraseology describing POLST and DNR forms from a "request to forgo resuscitative measures" to a "request regarding resuscitative measures." This...
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