Oklahoma POLST stands for Oklahoma Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.  It is a physician’s order that documents and directs a patient’s medical treatment preferences when faced with life-limiting illnesses and irreversible conditions.  The form is influenced by the National POLST Paradigm and represents a model for end-of-life care. 

The mission of Oklahoma POLST (OkPOLST) is to improve end-of-life care for Oklahomans by creating documents and programs that promote honoring the health care wishes and goals of care for those with life-limiting and irreversible conditions.