Living Will & MOLST

Living Will or Advance Directives

A living will, synonymous with advance directive, allows you to decide who you want to make health care decisions for you if you are unable to do so yourself. You can also use it to say what kinds of treatments you do or do not want, especially the treatments often used in a medical emergency or near the end of a person’s life. It is recommended that you have these forms completed and stored in your medical file at your physician’s office. Please call our office if you have questions regarding a living will or visit the link below for more information regarding living wills or advance directives in the state of Maryland.

http://www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/Pages/HealthPolicy/AdvanceDirectives.aspx

MOLST (Maryland Order for Life Sustaining Treatment)

What is a MOLST? Should you have one?

The Maryland MOLST Form is a standardize form that assists Emergency Medical Service personnel and other health care providers to quickly determine the wishes of an individual and take actions appropriately. MOLST stands for Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment and should be filled out before a medical emergency happens in the home. It is recommended that you have these forms completed and stored in your medical file at your physician’s office. Please call our office for more information or visit the link below for printable forms.

http://marylandmolst.org/