Join Us In Thanking South Carolina Elected Officials For Empowering Patients With POST

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    Earlier this year, the South Carolina General Assembly passed the Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) Act.

    This change provides seriously ill patients with a portable and enforceable physician-signed medical order that directs their health care wishes when they cannot communicate for themselves.

    It was signed into law by Governor Henry McMaster and took effect on May 24, 2019.

    What Is POST?

    POST orders, when properly applied, empower seriously ill patients to choose what medical care they desire — and they facilitate meaningful discussions that should occur between patients, families, and their health care team.

    While POST does not replace an advance directive or trump a power of attorney document, it does provide guidance to providers as an actionable medical order for a patient’s wishes.

    This is a very important tool as we mature our state’s Advance Care Planning (ACP) efforts.

    In addition, POST reminds the health care community to honor patient’s wishes during times of serious illness, and allows directives to be communicated efficiently across all care settings.

    Say “Thanks”

    Will you join us in thanking our elected leaders for bringing POST to all of South Carolina?

    There were many individuals and organizations that played a critical role in making this idea a reality.

    Thank you to each and every one of you, particularly the S.C. Coalition for the Care of the Seriously Ill.

    We wish to specifically thank Governor McMaster and every member of the South Carolina General Assembly who stepped up and helped us get this done. It was a long time in the making.

    And thank YOU for taking time to keep engaged on this important issue.