Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment “POLST” – Problems and Recommendations

The POLST form has exploded into the consciousness of California health care providers. The meteoric rise of POLST as part of advance health care planning has been the result of a well-organized and coordinated effort to sell the POLST form’s considerable benefits.

California 2010-2011 Budget: Impact on Health and Human Services

On Monday, October 8, 2010, Governor Schwarzenegger signed California’s $87.5 billion budget, after line item vetoes of an additional $963 million, including more cuts to Health and Human Services programs serving low income persons, children, elders and persons with disabilities.