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Information for Professionals

Fast Facts about MOLST

  • MOLST is a standardized medical order form suitable for use with patients of any age with serious advancing illnesses
  • The MOLST form is not suitable for use with all seniors/elders.
  • It is not advisable to provide blank MOLST forms to patients or families.  
  • Decision-making discussions about treatments to be documented on the MOLST form must be conducted by the signing clinician. 
  • Filling out MOLST is one possible outcome of clinical discussions with patients about life-sustaining treatment decisions.
  • The patient's choice to use the MOLST form must be voluntary. 
  • The clinician's signature on MOLST confirms that the form accurately reflects the clinician's discussion(s) with the patient.

Information for MOLST Signers (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants)


Information for clinical care institutions

Information for EMS Personnel and Instructors