In 2010, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) released a Policy Brief which outlined their concerns regarding issues they perceived with the POLST form and implementation.

Since that time, California’s POLST form has undergone two revisions – the most recent in 2014 – and ongoing POLST outreach and education efforts have significantly enhanced POLST implementation.

While there will always be work to be done to ensure good advance care planning and correct POLST implementation and usage, CCCC believes that most of CANHR’s initial recommendations have been addressed, as outlined below.

Read the CCCC response to CANHR’s 2010 Policy Brief on POLST.