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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 2H: Declaration of public policy

      Section: 26:2H-132: Encouragement of public awareness, understanding of POLST form.

4. It shall be the public policy of this State to encourage public awareness and understanding of the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form as a means of enabling patients in this State to indicate their preferences for health care through the use of a completed POLST form as a complementary measure to the use of an advance directive, or in lieu of an advance directive if the patient has not executed such a document, in accordance with the provisions of this act.

L.2011, c.145, s.4.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.

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