Law Firm News – Health Law – Ober Kaler Hosts MOLST Workshop, March 12, 2012

Baltimore, MD, February 23, 2012 – “The New MOLST and Health Care Decision-Making: A Practitioner’s Guide” is scheduled for March 12, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The workshop, developed for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, will be available online as a webinar, or in-person at the offices of Ober|Kaler at 100 Light Street in downtown Baltimore.

The Maryland MOLST is a portable and enduring medical order form covering options for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other life-sustaining treatments. In the coming months, a Maryland MOLST form will replace the MIEMSS form for DNR orders and the current Instructions for Care and Life Sustaining Options forms, and will be offered to all individuals admitted to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospices, home health agencies and dialysis centers. All hospital inpatients that are being discharged or transferred to one of these facilities or another hospital must have a completed MOLST form. To properly make MOLST certifications, practitioners must have a working knowledge of the Health Care Decisions Act.

This program offers physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants detailed descriptions on how the form should be completed, and provides guidelines on its implementation. It will also provide a general overview of how MOLST fits into health care decision-making in Maryland. Education credits will be available. Cost is $60.00.

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Presented by:

Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants
Maryland Board of Nurses
Maryland Board of Physicians
Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS)
Maryland Office of Health Care Quality
MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society
Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland

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