The Colorado Advance Directives Consortium is an informal organization of professionals in healthcare, senior services, law, and ethics dedicated to improving the tools and processes for healthcare decision making in Colorado.
Since 2006, the CADC has played key roles in revising the Colorado CPR directive regulations and the Living Will statute, and launching the Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment program.
Life Quality Institute is sponsoring the Colorado Advance Directives Consortium and taking the lead in educational programs for the Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment. To receive information on upcoming trainings and educational opportunities, subscribe to the Life Quality Institute newsletter.
Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST)
IMPORTANT: The Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment program has been in effect in Colorado since 2010. (See MOST in Colorado page.) No patient or provider is required to complete a MOST form, however, when presented with a MOST, healthcare providers MUST:
follow the orders as written, or
obtain consent from patient or authorized decision maker to change the orders, or
promptly and safely transfer the patient to a provider who will follow the orders.
The Consortium is currently working with Life Quality Institute and other stakeholder organizations to offer education on the program to EMTs, long-term care facilities, hospitals, home health, and hospice. Widespread education and "buy-in" is needed to fully implement the program. To request a training, email Contact@LifeQualityInstitute.org; to receive notices of scheduled education events, subscribe to the Life Quality Institute newsletter.
Until our education initiative is completed, the MOST form may not be immediately recognized by all healthcare providers in the state. You can help us educate your colleagues, providers, and provider partners by directing them to this site and to the educational programs.
For questions or to participate in the statewide roll-out, please contact Colorado Advance Directives Consortium, via the co-chairs, Dr. David Koets