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§63-3105.3. Orders For Life-Sustaining Treatment – Standardized Form – Noncompliant Forms.

A. The Office of the Attorney General shall establish the standardized format for a form in accordance with the provisions of Section 4 of this act, adhering to the directions, sequence and wording in those provisions.

B. An Oklahoma physician orders for life-sustaining treatment shall be executed, implemented, reviewed and revoked in accordance with the instructions on the form required by this section. At the beginning of renewing and preparing it in consultation with the patient or the patient's legally authorized representative, the attending physician or the health care professional preparing the form or an agent of either shall give that person a copy of the disclosure statement described in Section 3163 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes. When a patient with a valid POLST experiences a change in medical condition that creates a situation in which, in reasonable medical judgment, withholding specific health care rejected by the POLST will cause or hasten the patient's death, if the patient is then capable of making decisions affecting health care the attending physician shall discuss the situation and treatment with the patient and determine whether, on the basis of information sufficient for informed consent, the patient still wishes the direction in the POLST to control or instead wishes to receive the treatment.

C. A physician orders for life-sustaining treatment (POLST), physician orders for scope of treatment (POST), medical orders for life-sustaining treatment (MOLST), medical orders for scope of treatment (MOST), transportable physician orders for patient preferences (TPOPP) or similar document that does not comply with the standardized format for an Oklahoma physician orders for life-sustaining treatment established by regulations promulgated in accordance with this section:

a. that was executed in this state prior to the effective date of the standardized format established in accordance with this section shall have no validity after forty-five (45) days following that effective date or after ten (10) days following the admission of the patient to an Oklahoma medical care facility, whichever is later; provided, that a standardized format Oklahoma physician orders for life-sustaining treatment executed subsequent to such document's execution shall immediately supersede it, or

b. that was executed outside this state in compliance with the laws of the jurisdiction of execution shall have no validity after ten (10) days following the admission of the patient to an Oklahoma medical care facility; provided, that a standardized format Oklahoma physician orders for life-sustaining treatment executed subsequent to such document's execution shall immediately supersede it.

Added by Laws 2016, c. 355, § 3.

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Mary Fallin
Mary Fallin
January 10, 2011 -
Republican
1-405-524-3468
2300 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK, 73105

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