The Virginia POLST Collaborative is pleased to announce that as of November 2016, the Code of Virginia (12VAC5-66-10) has been amended to include POST!
"'Durable DNR Order' shall also include a physician order for scope of treatment (POST) form. Durable DNR orders including POST forms shall be completed and signed by a licensed practitioner and signed by the patient or patient's authorized representative."
For the text of the entire paragraph, please click on DDNR Regulation Definition under the Professionals tab.
POLST programs near Virginia
North Carolina – MOST (Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment)
West Virginia – POST (Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment)
Virginia Healthcare Decisions Act
Summary of Changes to Healthcare Decisions Act (effective 7-1-17)
Resources for Advance Directives
Mental Health Advance Directive
Virginia Department of Health – DDNR Forms (Durable Do Not Resuscitate)