MOLST to POLST Transition

The Commonwealth has been working in close partnership with the Massachusetts Serious Illness Coalition to shift from using the Massachusetts Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) to the national standard, the Portable Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST). Attached please find a letter outlining a clinical testing pilot of the POLST program at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington and Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. If EMS encounters a POLST form in either of those communities, please follow the guidance provided if transporting to those hospitals.  The Department will share more information as it becomes available.

Beginning June 5th, should you have any questions, contact the Massachusetts POLST Call Center at: 844-771-1629 or email: