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10.01.21.00.htm 10.01.21.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 01 PROCEDURES Chapter 21 Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) Form ― Procedures and Requirements Authority: Health-General Article, §2-104, 5-608, 5-608.1, and 5-609, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.01.21.01.htm 10.01.21.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter sets out the Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) form, instructions, and certain related procedures and requirements developed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in conjunction with the Board of Physicians and the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.
10.01.21.02.htm 10.01.21.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Advance directive” has the meaning stated in Health-General Article, §5-601(b) Annotated Code of Maryland.2) “Assisted living program” has the meaning stated in COMAR 10.07.14.02.. 3) “Authorized decision maker” means the health care agent, guardian of the person, or surrogate decision maker who is making health care decisions on behalf of a patient in a
10.01.21.03.htm 10.01.21.03. 03 Nature and Contents of the MOLST Form and Instructions.. The content of the form and the form痴 instructions are as follows:. Click here to view the above document..
10.01.21.04.htm 10.01.21.04. 04 Use of the MOLST Form.. A. Definitions.. 1) In this regulation, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. 2) Defined Terms.. a) “Completing a MOLST form” means:. i) Certifying, when applicable, the bases for the orders contained therein;. ii) Completing section one for all patients and only those sections two through nine of the form that are related to the patient’s current medical condition and wishes for care; andiii) Signing and dating the MOLST form..
10.01.21.05.htm 10.01.21.05. 05 Resolving Conflicts Between MOLST Forms.. A. If the medical records of a patient contain more than one MOLST form, the orders contained in the most recent MOLST form shall be followed unless and until the form is updated.B. If MOLST forms completed on different dates contain conflicting orders, a health care provider shall:1) To the extent feasible, discuss any conflicts with the patient or authorized decision maker; and. 2) Complete an updated MOLST form to reflect the c
10.01.21.06.htm 10.01.21.06. 06 Reproduction and Alteration of the MOLST Form.. A. A health care provider may freely copy, store electronically, and subsequently print or otherwise reproduce the form.B. A health care provider may not alter the contents or format of the form..
10.01.21.07.htm 10.01.21.07. 07 Immunity.. A health care provider that, in good faith, authorizes the provision, withholding, or withdrawing of treatment in furtherance of orders contained in a MOLST form is entitled to the immunity provided under Health-General Article, §5-609, Annotated Code of Maryland.
10.01.21.9999.htm 10.01.21.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 1, 2013 (39:25 Md. R. 1612). Regulation .02B amended effective February 17, 2014 (41:3 Md. R. 201). Regulation .03 amended effective February 17, 2014 (41:3 Md. R. 201). Regulation .04E amended effective February 17, 2014 (41:3 Md. R. 201).
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