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Updated Michigan Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment Form

As of June 30, 2023, Michiganders who use the Michigan Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (MI-Post) form to help guide their care during a medical crisis need to complete an updated form due to changes in administrative rules.

MI-POST is an optional 1-page, 2-sided medical order that is part of the advance care planning process. It includes choices about cardiopulmonary resuscitation, critical care, and other desired medical interventions; is intended for adults with serious advanced illness or frailty; and is signed by the patient/patient representative and the physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant who has responsibility for the patient’s medical treatment.

“The MI-POST form allows families to guide care for individuals who are not able to direct their own care during a medical crisis,” said Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services chief medical executive. “It’s a critical component of advance care planning.”

The new MI-POST form, updated due to administrative changes for clearer understanding, can be downloaded from the MDHHS website.

MI-POST forms completed on the old version of the form before June 30 are considered valid one year from the completion date or until a circumstance requires reaffirmation or revocation of the MI-POST form, as detailed on the form instructions; at that time, the updated form should be completed.

To help clinicians and hospital care teams, patients, families, and caregivers understand the MI-POST form and its usage in the advance care planning process, frequently asked questions and trainings are available online.