The purpose of the MOST order form is to ensure all individuals who are facing a terminal condition have the opportunity to discuss their condition with their medical provider and express their values and preferences for life-sustaining treatment documented in a medical order.
On March 27, 2019 Governor Noem signed into law Senate bill 118 to establish certain provisions regarding advance care planning and allows the execution of a medical orders based on a standardized form which is transportable across all healthcare settings and in all facilities. Medical providers in South Dakota and their patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness will be able to translate their treatment goals and preferences into actionable medical orders, known as MOST. This form has now been translated into Spanish and is available on the SDAHO website at www.sdaho.org/most.
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