Physician Orders For Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)


A Physician Order For Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) is a form developed by the Georgia Department of Public Health pursuant to Official Code of Georgia Section 29-4-18(l). O.C.G.A. § 29-4-18(k)(3) provides that “Any person who acts in good faith in accordance with a Physician Order for Life-sustaining treatment developed pursuant to subsection (l) of this Code section shall have all of the immunity granted pursuant to Code Section 31-32-10.” O.C.G.A. § 31-32-10 provides, in pertinent part: “Each health care provider, health care facility, and any other person who acts in good faith reliance … shall be protected and released to the same extent as though such person had interacted directly with the [patient] as a fully competent person.”

More information is available at the Georgia POLST Collaborative.

Download the Georgia POLST form HERE.
Download the Georgia POLST form in Spanish HERE.