RS 40:1155.3     

§1155.3. Louisiana Physician Order for Scope of Treatment

            A. The secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health is hereby authorized and directed to promulgate and publish rules, regulations, and standards, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, to provide for the Louisiana Physician Order for Scope of Treatment "LaPOST" program.

            B. The rules and regulations shall include the following:

            (1) Promulgation of the LaPOST form.

            (2) Requirements that shall be met in order for a LaPOST form to be valid, including but not limited to situations in which the personal health care representative of a patient may execute the LaPOST form.

            (3) Methods for revocation.

            (4) Requirements which relate to a patient's informed consent upon executing a LaPOST form.

            (5) Requirements for periodic review of the LaPOST form by the patient and his physician.

            C. Nothing in this Subpart shall be construed in any manner to prevent the withholding or the withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures from an adult person who is comatose, incompetent, or otherwise physically or mentally incapable of communication and has not executed a prior LaPOST form in accordance with this Subpart.

            D. The Louisiana Physician Order for Scope of Treatment or LaPOST form is not a declaration concerning life-sustaining procedures and therefore shall not have to comply with the provisions of R.S. 40:1151 through 1151.9 in order to be valid and enforceable.

            Acts 2010, No. 954, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 40:1299.64.3 by HCR 84 of 2015 R.S.