Code of the District of Columbia

§ 21–2221.04. MOST Form.

(a) The MOST Form shall be designed to provide the following information regarding the patient's care and medical condition:

(1) The orders of an authorized health care professional regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation and level of medical intervention in accordance with the choices, goals, and preferences of a patient or the patient's authorized representative;

(2) The signature of the authorized health care professional;

(3) Whether the patient has an authorized representative;

(4) The signature of the patient or the authorized representative acknowledging agreement with the orders of the authorized health care professional; and

(5) The date and location of the initial authorization of the MOST Form and the date, location, and outcome of any subsequent revisions to the MOST Form.

(b) Upon execution, a hard copy of a patient's operative MOST Form shall be provided to the patient or the patient's authorized representative.

(c) An executed MOST Form shall be kept in a prominent manner in a patient's printed and electronic medical records in a health care institution or private medical practice, and a copy shall be transferred with the patient whenever the patient is transferred to another health care institution or private medical practice, or to the patient's residence.

(d) A copy of a MOST Form shall be as effective as an original.


(Feb. 27, 2016, D.C. Law 21-72, § 2(d), 63 DCR 208.)

Applicability

Section 7011 of D.C. Law 22-33 repealed § 4 of D.C. Law 21-72. Therefore the creation of this section by D.C. Law 21-72 has been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 21-72: Section 4 of D.C. Law 21-72 provided (a) that the act shall apply upon the date of inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan; (b) that the Chief Financial Officer shall certify the date of the inclusion of the fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan, and provide notice to the Budget Director of the Council of the certification; and (c) that the Budget Director shall cause the notice of the certification to be published in the District of Columbia Register and that the date of publication of the notice of the certification shall not affect the applicability of the act.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 4 of D.C. Law 21-72, see § 7011 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 4 of D.C. Law 21-72, see § 7011 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).