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Physician Commission

Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST)

On July 1, 2007, Idaho's Governor signed into law a revision to the Medical Consent and Natural Death Act (Idaho Code §§ 39-4501 et seq.). This change created a standardization form that allows all Idaho citizens over age 18 to express their wishes regarding medical treatment. This form is called the Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST). It replaces the former Idaho Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) and Comfort One programs.

The Medical Consent and Natural Death Act was revised in 2012 to allow Physician Assistants (PA) and Advanced Practice Professional Nurses (APPN) to sign the POST form in addition to Physicians. Patients must obtain the form from their health care provider.

POST Instructions
POST English Version Sample
POST Bilingual Version Sample
POST Protocol
POST Jewelry
Frequently Asked Questions by Patient
Frequently Asked Questions by Health Care Providers and EMS Personnel
Please review Idaho Code

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