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Does the POLST form replace an advanced health care directive?

No, the POLST is intended to complement an advanced health care directive, not replace it. An advanced health care directive is still necessary to appoint a legal health care decision maker, and is recommended for all adults, regardless of their health status. If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with a life limiting illness it is recommended that you complete both an advanced health care directive and a POLST form.

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