Published in Hospital Law Weekly, October 30th, 2008
Too often, nursing home residents facing terminal illness are transferred to emergency rooms and subjected to aggressive and inappropriate treatment against their wishes. The passage of
recent legislation in California and New York authorizing Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) has created a new era in respecting the end-of-life treatment preferences of nursing home residents and their families.
Hospice Legacy has taken the lead in this area...
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