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End-of-Life Resources

Background
Legislation was enacted in 2007 bringing to fruition a three-year effort by the NCMS Ethical and Judicial Affairs Committee to develop a comprehensive portable physician order for seriously ill patients. The bill provided statutory recognition of the Medical Orders for Scope of Treatement or MOST form, which will facilitate its adoption across the state. Associate General Counsel Melanie Phelps and members of the Ethical and Judicial Affairs Committee worked closely with a committee of the NC Bar Association to craft and pass the legislation to clarify, update and synchronize NC laws addressing end of life, with the goal of promoting patient self-determination at the end of life.


New End-of-Life Legislation and Revised Documents